America: A History for Peter
Published by William Morrow & Company
3 Total Books

This is a sequential series and is best read in order.

It was the shock of becoming a grandfather, says Mr. Johnson, that made him decide to write these books. He wanted his grandson Peter to know that "it is in some ways better and in some ways worse to be an American than to be an Englishman, or a Frenchman, or a man of any other nationality"; and he wanted Peter to know exactly why. Such knowledge, Mr. Johnson believes, inevitably leads to an increased understanding of the rest of the world; and to understand other nations is the heaviest responsibility weighing upon the rising generation of Americans. From the dust jacket of America Moves Forward

The freshness of the approach and the frank and positive expression of opinion make a significant contribution to history-writing for the young. N.Y. Herald Tribune

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Books in this Series

America Is Born
America Grows Up
America Moves Forward