This superb brief book, written by one of the preeminent young historians, is a careful balance of political, diplomatic, social, cultural, economic and legal history. While based on the best selling American History: A Survey, by Brinkley, Current, Friedel, and Williams, this book is completely rewritten at the sentence level for clarity and coherence. Eleven of the popular Where Historian Disagree essays are included/appear in this book. This book features intriguing autobiographical essays, written by Alan Brinkley, on notable American figures. Although an inexpensive book, an extensive illustration program is also featured. American History: A Survey, Brief Edition is the first book with the McGraw-Hill Humanities imprint.