Ernest Benn Limited, 1970, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Second Paperback Edition
black titles spine; illustrated by three fold-out b/w. maps; "this book discusses the history and politics of the United States almost entirely in historical rather than half in historical and half in analytical terms. The author has done this because he believes that most Europeans, and especially most Britons, tend to see the American system of government (largely owing to the existence of the written constitution of the United States and to the relative shortness of American history), in a two-dimensional - even somewhat shallow - way, with no proper perception of its depth. Yet the American achievement can only be fully understood in terms of the growth and development of the United States over three and a half centuries. Partly also the volume is different because the United States is a larger and more powerful country than any previously included in the series, which makes the task of describing its history and institutions within such a compass as this a truly formidable one. It was said many years ago that it had ceased to be possible for a single historian to write the history of the United States from primary sources. It is very nearly as impossible nowadays for one author to tell the story of the United States from the vast numbers of secondary works which pour from the presses in ever-increasing numbers."; previous owner's name on front endpaper; some light wear & bumping to extremities but a sound & well-bound copy; including appendices & index - 413 pahges. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; American History; American Studies; United States; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0510260527. ISBN/EAN: 9780510260521. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00103.