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Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, who United the Nation

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Simon Winchester explains how America became “one nation, indivisible.” What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? His book The Men Who United the States: Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible explores this question, and follows America’s most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, and builders who played a pivotal role in creating today’s United States.

Guests:

Simon Winchester

Comments [3]

jgarbuz from Queens

To Tom

It is a fact. Don't misunderstand me, I'm the child of Holocaust survivors. I'm not against the US being world policeman. In fact, I am very much for it. But its just a fact that in WWI the British were constantly working hard to get Wilson into the war on their side, and certainly Churchill was doing everything possible to get US support and hopefully the US into the war on Britain's side. So when I say Britain was luring the US to try to get the US directly involved, that is just a historical fact!

Nov. 12 2013 01:15 PM
tom LI

Jgar - "lured"..???? Now that is funny! Really funny and an epic failure to grasp reality and history. Kudos, for being so ignorant.

Nov. 12 2013 12:48 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

The British forced America to become the "policeman" in the two World wars. If you want to blame someone for America becoming the world policeman, blame Britain. They lured the US into two world wars to help save them.

Nov. 12 2013 12:39 PM

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