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Seizing Destiny

How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea

by Richard Kluger

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Published by Knopf .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages649
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7425266M
ISBN 100375413413
ISBN 109780375413414

Comprehensive and balanced, Seizing Destiny is a revelatory, often surprising reexamination of the nation's breathless expansion, dwelling on both great accomplishments and the American people's tendency to confuse opportunistic success with heaven-sent entitlement that came to be called manifest destiny. From the Trade Paperback edition.   Seizing Destiny is a great resource for the Army of the Potomac scholar, or someone looking for that background information on the period between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. It is truly an unfortunate case that one of the book’s authors—Al Conner—recently died .

  Seizing Destiny by Richard Kluger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Seizing Destiny: Richard Kluger: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.4/5(48).   SEIZING DESTINY: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, by Richard Kluger, is reviewed this week in the Washington Post and the New York Sun. Patrick Griffin's review for the Sun is more satisfying, setting the book in its needed context: the Turner thesis.

  “Seizing Destiny” looks at the Valley Forge of the Army of the Potomac Posted on April 6, by Liam McGurl Author Albert Conner found inspiration for his new book in the usually forgotten transitional period between two well-known battles. Seizing Destiny is an essential study for anyone interested in the Eastern Theater." -- Daniel T. Davis, Chief Historian, Emerging Civil War "Conner and Mackowski weave a great story on the "rebirth" of the Army of the Potomac in Stafford County in the winter of


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In Seizing Destiny, Richard Kluger, author of the Seizing Destiny book Court study Simple Justice () and Ashes to Ashes (), a Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the tobacco industry, takes as his subject America's expansion "from sea to shining sea." Critics are generally positive in their assessment of the book, and applaud Kluger's willingness to deal with the less-heroic details of American expansion.4/5.

Seizing Destiny is a sweeping chronicle of how the vast territory of the United States was assembled to accommodate Seizing Destiny book aspirations of its people regardless of who objected. It is a remarkable story of how Americans extended their sovereignty from the Atlantic coastline to the mid-Pacific in a surge to dominion that was equally admirable and Cited by: 2.

[Seizing Destiny] will force you to think how America was made and why.” About the Author Richard Kluger is an Americanauthor who, after working as a New York journalist and publishingexecutive, turned in mid-career to writing widely lauded books on history/5(16).

Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s “Valley Forge” is the first in-depth examination of one of the war’s true crucial turning points, a time when the army nearly dissolved from its own despair even as the nation depended on that body of bayonets to defend the promises implied by the Emancipation : Savas Beatie.

In “Seizing Destiny,” Richard Kluger writes a detailed history of how the United States put together the pieces of real estate that would eventually make it the wealthiest, most powerful.

The executive summary of Richard Kluger’s “Seizing Destiny” is a one-page chart at the end of the book, “Principal Acquisitions of Territory by the United States.” The Treaty of Paris. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea by Richard Kluger at Barnes & Noble.

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0; Pub Date: Aug. 9, ISBN: Page Count: Publisher: Knopf. Review Posted Online: Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, Author: Richard Kluger.

SEIZING DESTINY: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea User Review - Kirkus. A Pulitzer Prize-winner comprehensively documents America's expansion—one audacious land swindle, one gunpoint accession, one bloody conquest after until the s did a journalist.

Rebutting a Brutal Pan. After an unaccountably scathing review of Seizing Destiny in the Augissue of The New York Times Book Review, Kluger sent the following letter to the editor of the literary supplement, which it ran in full two weeks later.

A Different Drummer. To the Editor: I must confess to a moment of churlishness when, after being lulled by your reviewer's discussion. Get this from a library. Seizing destiny: how America grew from sea to shining sea.

[Richard Kluger] -- From Pulitzer-winning social historian Kluger comes a reinterpretation of American history, a sweeping chronicle of how Americans extended their sovereignty from the Atlantic coastline to the. Buy a cheap copy of Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from book by Richard Kluger.

Less than years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation. No other Free shipping over $Cited by: 2. Seizing Destiny Book Summary: Less than years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation.

No other country or sovereign power had ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful. Read "Seizing Destiny The Army of the Potomac's "Valley Forge" and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union" by Albert Z.

Conner Jr. available from Rakuten Kobo. How fighting Joe Hooker turned things around during a low point in the Civil War: “Exceptionally well-written the Brand: Savas Beatie. New Arrival: • Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac's "Valley Forge" and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union by Albert Z.

Conner and Chris Mackowski (Savas Beatie, ). Joe Hooker's winter resurrection of the Army of the Potomac is talked about in many studies but details are generally sparse and no one has written an entire book on the episode until now.

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Seizing Destiny is a sweeping chronicle of how the vast territory of the United States was assembled to accommodate the aspirations of its people regardless of who objected. It is a remarkable story of how Americans extended their sovereignty from the Atlantic coastline to the mid-Pacific in a surge to dominion that was equally admirable and.

Seizing Destiny is a sweeping chronicle of how the vast territory of the United States was assembled to accommodate the aspirations of its people regardless of who objected.

It is a remarkable story of how Americans extended their sovereignty from the Atlantic coastline to the mid-Pacific in a surge to dominion that was equally admirable and /5(4).

Comprehensive and balanced, Seizing Destiny is a revelatory, often surprising reexamination of the nation's breathless expansion, dwelling on both great accomplishments and the American people's tendency to confuse opportunistic success with heaven-sent entitlement that came to be called manifest : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Richard Kluger's Seizing Destiny is an exploration of how the United States acquired the lands that now constitute the fifty states and the U.S. territories. The book is engagingly written and based almost entirely on research in secondary sources.

If anyone still taught courses on U.S. diplomatic history before the Cold War, Kluger's work would be an excellent text for the instructor to use Author: J. Dane Hartgrove.Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea (Knopf, pages, bibliography, 10 maps, notes, index, $35) Avant la lettre – before it had a name – "Manifest Destiny" was an integral part of the American ethos, argues Richard Kluger in "Seizing Destiny: How .