Short History of the United States editions

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Tue Mar 6 17:22:33 EST 2007


Scot, I have a FIFTH edition, style 14, w/ISBN number, and a November, 1969 
date.  It ends w/ a description of Lyndon Johnson's presidency.

John Peterson
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> I've been working on Booknotes for Nevins & Commager's "A Short  History 
> of the United States."
>
> This title came out in four editions: 1945, 1951, 1956, and 1969.  Each 
> subsequent edition updated events, adding and changing chapters  as 
> appropriate.
>
> I find a couple of things curious about these volumes. The second  edition 
> which Toledano dates to 1951 carries a 1945 copyright date as  does the 
> first edition; and the second edition's last chapter, which  covers WW II 
> events in a different way than in the 1st edition (2nd  edition goes to 
> the end of the war whereas the 1st edition didn't),  eliminates discussion 
> of the War Powers acts, government controls,  and the like.
>
> The third edition covers Korea. I don't know about the fourth edition  --  
> I don't seem to have a copy. (I thought I did -- I must have sold  it.) 
> Does it cover Vietnam at all?
>
> Scot Kamins
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