Short History of the United States editions

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From: jpetersonlhi at
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Sent: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Short History of the United States editions

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 
----- Original Message ----- From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at> 
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Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:04 PM 
Subject: Short History of the United States editions 
> 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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