The History of the American People Volume I: The Rise of the Union - James Truslow AdamsLondon: George Routledge & Sons, 1943, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners with a short tear to the heads of both panels, untidy v-shape to the lower, and loss at the head of the spine. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;
From the cover: “This vivid narration of the events which have distinguished the origin of the American people and their astounding ascent to world pre-eminence, is history in its finest form. Here mellow wisdom and accurate knowledge are presented with enthusiasm, vigour, and a remarkable technical skill.
Mr. Adams presents the facts and occurrences from which so many inferences about the American people have been drawn. His purpose has been to depict the interplay of thought and action as they have combined in the evolution of the American nation, to describe the actual events which have swept across this continent in the last few centuries, so that all who read may make their own interpretation, may complete their own understanding of the drama of America.
A word on the method Mr. Adams has employed in writing this interesting history. By means of an unusual skill in assimilating material he has been able to give the reader a clear, complete, easily comprehensible and interesting account of the vast and active history of American life.”