The characters and colossal events of 1900 are presented in a style both laden with facts and dramatically engaging, as Crichton presents a narrative that can rival that of a historical novel. Not only are the major figures--including William Jennings Bryan, J.P. Morgan, and Admiral Dewey--portrayed in full, rich characterizations, common Americans, from doomed miners to a Missouri teenager obsessed with books by the name of Harry Truman, are also vividly depicted. America 1900's account of what the United States was, and what it as about to become, is both a pleasure to read and a welcome illumination of a pivotal time in American history. --Robert McNamara
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Hardcover : 288 pages