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The Men Who United the States:

by Simon Winchester
Harper, October 2013   ISBN: 978-006207960-2
Price: $29.99

America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

"For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency.  But how did America become "one nation, indivisible?"  In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings.  This sweeping narrative details how these daring men, some famous, some forgotten, left their mark on America's natural landscapes, through courage, ingenuity, and hard work."--publisher description

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