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Can anyone recommend a good book about very early American history?

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PalcumTowder Sat 20-Feb-16 11:41:41

I've just seen the Revenant. Oh my god, it was good, I'm now really interested in that period of American history.

Does anyone know of a good book? I don't mind if it's fiction or factual.


tripfiction Sat 20-Feb-16 18:10:19

Maybe have a look at the following...

The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy

Crossing Purgatory by Gary Schanbacher

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

allegretto Sat 20-Feb-16 18:11:47

I wouldn't say the 19th century was very early American history! I second East of Eden though, I loved reading it.

PalcumTowder Sat 20-Feb-16 19:44:41

What's in the 19th century? trip's books? I don't mind, I'll give them a look, thank you!

It's the 16/1700s I think I'm interested in. What happened right at the beginning.

GloryGrant Sat 20-Feb-16 19:47:37

I came on to say East of Eden!

annandale Sat 20-Feb-16 19:50:53

not a book but if you get a chance to catch up with the series John Adams, do it - it's great, especially the first couple of episodes.

PalcumTowder Sat 20-Feb-16 20:34:54

Ok great, DH already has that actually so I'll watch it!

Will get East of Eden too. Thanks smile

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