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Sisältää nimen: STEVE INSKEEP

Image credit: Steve Inskeep at the 2011 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17292286

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Avustaja — 192 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

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Listened to this book and there were a lot of details and since I'm not an auditory learner I know I didn't remember a lot, but. I did get the gist of the ideas. I'm a Lincoln fan and I always enjoy learning more about him.
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carolfoisset | Jun 15, 2024 |
John C. Fremont explored the West in the 1840s, governed California, ran for President, has many cities and landmarks named after him, but somehow remains somewhat unknown in US history. Raised poor in Savannah, GA, Fremont managed to find his way to Washington DC where he married Jessie Benton, the daughter of a famous senator, and his future as an explorer for the government began. In Imperfect Union, Steve Inskeep tells the story of John and Jessie as they work together to become one of the first true celebrity couples in the US. Inskeep uses a large number of historical documents but still keeps the story moving and very interesting. Readers of adventure nonfiction and history will definitely enjoy this book which covers many of the great periods of US history from Manifest Destiny and the Gold Rush through the Civil War.… (lisätietoja)
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Hccpsk | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 10, 2022 |
I had picked up Jacksonland several times but didn't have the mental focus for Steve Inskeep's story of the Cherokee removal. Inskeep focused on two men at the center of this horrific event in United States history: John Ross, the principal chief of the Cherokees, and Andrew Jackson, the President who presided over what has become known as the Trail of Tears. I knew it wouldn't be an easy book to read and I was right. Inskeep chooses details and anecdotes intentionally for maximum impact and gets to the heart of the machinations and corruption that led to the Cherokee removal. Ultimately, no matter how "civilized" the Cherokee became, they inhabited land that others with more power wanted. Inskeep has a solid story telling style that reminded me of David McCullough. Just enough historical detail fleshed out with human stories and emotions to truly bring history to life.… (lisätietoja)
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witchyrichy | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 29, 2022 |
Life has an intriguing and often twisted way of testing the ability and endurance of former comrades-in-arms and nowhere is this more evident than in Jacksonland which delineates how President Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, insidiously acquired the Cherokee Nation's tens of millions of acres of land in the deep South. But Jackson had an opponent. His former comrade-in-arms, Cherokee Chief John Ross who headed one of the so-called five civilized tribes who had adopted the seemingly cultured ways of contemporary whites.

Ross used the United States own constitutionalism and legalism against it to preserve the Cherokee's future economical prospects while avoiding all-out war with Washington having witnessed dozens of genocidal routs suffered by Natives at the hands of American armies.

While Inskeep can't be faulted for relaying history as it is, Ross emerges more or less a man of concessions while Jackson retains his prominence as an immovable warrior at the apex of his ability. The author's journalistic side with digressive investigations prolongs an otherwise already tedious narrative. The value of this book is in its legalistic history rather than its analytical treatment of the personalities involved.
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Amarj33t_5ingh | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 8, 2022 |



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