William Collins 2013
Hardback 465pp Illustrated
9780007532377   Product Code: 12007
How did America become 'one nation, indivisible'? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the country we recognize today? Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the stories of the pioneers who helped forge and unify America. From the Lewis and Clark expedition in the 19th century, through railway, highway and waterway ventures to the creation of Internet communications, Winchester follows the achievements of the explorers, inventors and mavericks who shaped America.