About this book
One-volume account of the USA, from the earliest Native Americans to the McCain/Obama presidential race. 'The author stands beside Simon Schama as a populariser of history whose work also represents the widest knowledge and highest scholarship' Max Hastings, "Sunday Times"
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' This title takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes.