Witness To America Liane speaks with historians Steven Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley about "Witness to America," (Harper Collins) a new edition of the classic work of American history originally edited by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins in 1949. Rather than providing extensive historical interpretation of historical events, the book presents primary source material - essays, letters, newspaper accounts - from people who actually participated in the events described.
NPR logo

Witness To America

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Witness To America

Witness To America

Witness To America

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Liane speaks with historians Steven Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley about "Witness to America," (Harper Collins) a new edition of the classic work of American history originally edited by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins in 1949. Rather than providing extensive historical interpretation of historical events, the book presents primary source material - essays, letters, newspaper accounts - from people who actually participated in the events described.