Books for the News, History

Free eBooks from The University of Chicago Press – Building the American Republic, Volumes 1 and 2

Donald Trump takes the podium outside the Capitol Building to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States–freeze frame, record scratch, cue up the intro to that one song by The Who, and a narrator chimes in: “Now I bet you’re wondering how we ended up here?” Flashback to a bunch of seasick Europeans disembarking from their ship on the eastern shores of the new world–to the surprise and perhaps amusement of some of the locals who are just out for a stroll.

And so begins the first volume of our magisterial new two-volume history of the United States, Building the American Republic.

Okay, that’s not really how it starts–but it totally should be if anyone ever wants to option the television rights!

Right now though you can see how the books really begin yourself by downloading the e-books of both volumes at absolutely free. With the need for an informed electorate more clear now than ever, these books, written by two of the foremost experts on American history working in the field today, are an indispensable asset in understanding America’s past and present, and what can be done to guarantee its future.

At a time when knowledge of our history seems more important than ever, we couldn’t be more proud than to be able to offer these authoritative accounts to all readers for free. Put on your powdered wig and start reading today!