Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise Ofd Emocracy

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Plume Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.56 X 0.72 X 8.52 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452284593
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About the Author

Andro Linklater (1944-2013) was a journalist, biographer, and author. Linklater was most known for exploring the history of property ownership in America in his work. His books include The Fabric of America and Measuring America. He died at age 68 of a heart attack while researching for a new book on the history of land possession in the Hebrides.

Reviews

"[Linklater] has the talent not just to let us know how things work, but to make us want to know...A magical mystery tour that leaves the reader both mildly footsore and exhilarated by unexpected connections." --The New York Times

"What's great about history, when done well, is how even the most familiar topics, from the American Revolution to WWII, can be revisited again and again, not just to retell stories but to offer a fresh perspective. That is what Andro Linklater does in Measuring America." --USA Today

"Remarkable...Linklater traces with unusual elegance and a keen wit the epic story of measuring our nation, charting the process by which, with each length of the surveyor's chain, new states were literally bought into being." --Los Angeles Times

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