EYEWITNESS TO AMERICA
500 Years of American History in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
Gideon Welles sets down Lincoln’s last hours. Jack London describes devastation in San Francisco wrought by earthquake and fire. Corpsman Stephen Klinkhammer remembers Saigon’s chaotic fall. Each piece, labeled with date and place, is explained in a brief introduction. Timed from Columbus’s sighting of the New World (paraphrased from his diary by Bartolome de Las Casas) to surprising email from [email protected], the 223 accounts are incomparable as primary source documents.
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