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This highly illustrated volume takes the reader on a journey through American history, offering a close-up examination of some of the billions of documents, photographs, maps, and films in the holdings of the National Archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904832713
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Developed in collaboration between the archivists and staff of the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives, featuring contributed essays by Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian and Author; Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News; Ken Burns, Documentary Filmmaker; John Carlin, Eighth Archivist of the United States; David McCullough, Author; Cokie Roberts, Author and Political Analyst for ABC News and NPR; Allen Weinstein, Ninth Archivist of the United States; Tom Wheeler, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners; and Don W. Wilson, Seventh Archivist of the United States. Edited and designed by Anne-Catherine Fallon and Kevin Osborn of Research & Design, Ltd. Project managed by Maureen MacDonald, from the National Archives, and Christina Gehring of the Foundation for the National Archives. Thora Colot is Executive Director for the Foundation, Patty Mason is Senior Editor.


Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1955

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


Williams College, Harvard University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Adrienne Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States
Introduction by Anne-Catherine Fallen

Commemorative Essays
Michael Beschloss
Ken Burns
Tom Brokaw
John Carlin
David McCullough
Cokie Roberts
Allen Weinstein
Tom Wheeler
Don Wilson

Records of Our National Life

Records of our National Life: Information and citations
National Archives Facilities

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