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“There is no better book on the United States from 1929 to 1945, period. David Kennedy, a professor of history at Stanford, wrote this for the terrific series, Oxford History of the United States. Many readers will be familiar with another entry in this series, Battle Cry of Freedom, by Princeton's James McPherson. Also terrific. Go on Amazon, and read the first few pages, for free. You will be hooked. It is very well researched as he is one of the most authoritative historians in the field of 20th Century American History. But its brilliance lies in the flow of its narrative and its style of writing about what life was like for ALL Americans, not just those "making history". One of the best books on history I have ever read. Perhaps the best. This book will NOT bog you down. I have never had a complaint after giving it or recommending it. And Kennedy, also a pilot, owes me lunch for being his PR man! READ THIS, love it, and learn. -Shawn”