Summary

This book is billed as history. But trust the author of New York Times best sellers like The Map That Changed the World to couch his understanding of how various New World territories became the United States in terms of scientific endeavor. Winchester tells his story by looking at explorers like Lewis and Clark and the engineers whose building of the transcontinental telegraph and the interstate highway system bound the country together. With a 150,000-copy first printing and a ten-city tour.