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Atlas of American History
Ferrell, Robert H.
Personal Author:
Revised and updated.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, 1995.

Physical Description:
1 atlas (192 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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G1201.S1 F4 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
G1201.S1 F4 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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Prepared by a renowned cartographer & distin guished historian, this revision of the best-selling atlas i ncorporates 250 maps & charts, archival photos, drawings, & paintings, plus an incisive text, to provide a unique record of the history of the USA '

Author Notes

Robert Hugh Ferrell was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 8, 1921. He studied music and education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He served as a chaplain's assistant in the Army Air Forces before being promoted to staff sergeant. After the war, he received a B.S. in education from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. He taught at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1953 until his retirement in 1988.

He expanded his dissertation into a book, Peace in Their Time: The Origins of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which was published in 1952 and won the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize. He wrote or edited more than 60 books including Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman; Harry S. Truman: A Life; The Eisenhower Diaries; Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-1921; American Diplomacy: The Twentieth Century; The Strange Deaths of President Harding; Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I; and Argonne Days in World War I. He died on August 8, 2018 at the age of 97.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

This might well have been entitled Atlas of American Military History , since military matters predominate. The whole of American history is lucidly condensed into a mere 35 pages of narrative text, which is expanded by map and picture captions. This conciseness will force users to seek elaboration of events in other works. Some of the maps have been used previously, as in Natkiel's Atlas of Maritime History . While the maps themselves are crisply drawn, the multicolor format has not photocopied well, and the arbitrary shading for land or water is confusing. The three-page index is inadequate. The primary use of this volume will be to udate aging historical atlas collections. James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.