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I Wish I’d Been There : Twenty Historians Bring to Life the Dramatic Events That Changed America (973 I)

If you had a time machine and could travel back to an event that changed the course of American history, what event would you choose? This is the question editor Byron Hollinshead asked twenty well-known historians in I Wish I’d Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events That Changed America. Each replied with an essay about the time and place that he or she finds most interesting, often an incident related to a book that he or she has written. Of course, the times chosen vary greatly. The first is a visit to the ancient native American community of Cahokia on a festival day, and the last is a meeting between President Lyndon Johnson and Alabama Governor George Wallace to discuss police violence at civil rights demonstrations in Alabama.This quick reading book introduces readers to many great historians. – Review by Rick

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This entry was posted on June 3, 2011 by in History, Non-Fiction.
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