Have you ever wondered why some towns in Texas have French names? Or why there’s a statue of a Shawnee chief at the US Naval Academy? Or what coastal wildlife refuges have to do with American fears of invasion? And what the Olive Oil Riot in Montana was really all about? America Invaded has the answers to these intriguing questions, and so many more.
Ever since they first set foot on the North American continent, humans have explored, discovered, established boundaries – and subsequently invaded – all across the territory we now call the United States. In America Invaded, we track some of the many explorations and invasions that founded or destroyed towns, that set and reset state lines, and that shaped the peoples and culture of this nation.
America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil is the dream history book for me and for all those that love American and military history. America Invaded is a unique book because it takes its readers on a journey that has not been explored before; throughout America Invaded the reader will be taken off the track and given a background insight to the individual states of America and the history behind them. When I started to read America Invaded I found myself being captivated as well as intrigued from the start, the facts I had not known about before, and the history that I had not known about was fascinating to me and made me turn the pages with haste from beginning to end. If you are a reader who loves history and in particular military history then you are going to love America Invaded so do not miss out on this gem of a book!
America Invaded is a book that will take its readers on a journey back in time. The premise of the book is nagging questions that many people will think and the answers to these questions are explored throughout America Invaded. Questions such as why do some towns in Texas have French names? What is the Olive Oil Riot in Montana about? Questions such as these and many more are all explored throughout America Invaded and the result is a satisfying and informative book that will delight and inform readers for many hours.
Throughout America Invaded I found myself straight away being struck by the amount of depth and knowledge and even passion laced throughout the book. The amount of research the author Christopher Kelly has done is phenomenal, and I really admire his work because you can tell that he has investigated each individual state thoroughly to find moments in history that have previously not been heard of. What struck me also was the sheer amount of passion Kelly has, Kelly is a passionate writer and an avid lover of history, and because he is, it makes the book an incredible reading experience. That is because you are reading a book written by a fellow history fanatic so the reading experience of America Invaded really is a delightful one!
Christopher Kelly is a newly discovered author of mine; however, I wish I had found his work sooner because his writing is compelling and informative at the same time. Never before have I been so engrossed in a history book, I adore reading about history as I believe it is incredibly vital and essential to honor the memory of those who have served and acknowledge our history, but sadly some history books can be challenging to read. They can be difficult because some are full of too much detail which is not written in an entertaining or easy to understand way but America Invaded, on the other hand, is not! Kelly has struck the perfect balance with his book because he has managed to write his book in an entertaining, insightful and informative way. In other words, the text is full of great detail, but it is written in an easy to read style which is accessible to readers which is always an excellent quality with a history book as they are aimed at informing readers with varying levels of knowledge on such subjects!
Overall America Invaded is an informative, fascinating and entertaining history book that will have its readers turning the pages with haste and so, I have to award this stellar piece of nonfiction five stars!
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