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I Published A Second Edition of my Book!

Updated on June 24, 2014

Accessible American History

As the title indicates, I just published a revised, expanded, and updated second edition of my book “Accessible American History: Connecting the Past to the Present.” (See the end of this hub for links that will take you to where it can be purchased.) It is a collection of essays, arranged (more or less) in chronological order, which provides a general overview of American history. But it is not a generic textbook. Instead, it combines historical discussion with political and social commentary as I try to connect the events and issues of the past with life in the United States today. Essentially, I try to do in this book what I have been doing for almost fourteen years as a community college history instructor: make American history easier to understand and relevant for everyday people.

Many of these essays started as articles here on Hubpages, and if you look to the right, I have placed links to the most widely read hubs that have been included in the book. For those of you who have not read my stuff before, these are a good introduction to both my writing style and to the types of topics addressed in the book. Keep in mind, however, that these essays have been polished up a bit for the book versions, and in some cases, they have been updated in response to recent events. The book also includes some essays that have not been previously published, along with revised versions of essays that were originally published here on Hubpages but are no longer available.

The book is available in three formats:

Electronic Formats

You can buy the book in two different ebook formats. So if you have a Kindle, Ipad, Nook, or other tablet, it is in your interest (and mine) to buy it as an ebook. Because there are no printing and shipping costs, it costs you less than the paperback (and I get a higher percentage in royalties.)

You can buy the book for your Kindle at “” or by shopping at the Kindle store. If you click the link to Amazon below and then click on the book cover to the left, you can read the Table of Contents and the first five essays. With your Kindle, you can also download a sample:

It is also available as an electronic book in the EPUB file format, which is the format used by all non-Kindle electronic readers. (Ipad, Nook, Sony Ereader, etc.) You can get it in this format at "" (see link below), at the Barnes & Noble Nook Store (search the title), and at the Apple Ibooks Store (search the title.) I get higher royalties if you buy it at Lulu than if you buy it at the other sites. (It costs the same for you either way.)

Paperback Format

The book is also available in paperback. If you click the link below, it will take you to my book listing on "Create Space," which is a book publishing division of "Amazon." (You can also buy the paperback at "") For some reason, I make more money when people buy from the "Create Space" page than from "Amazon." (It's the same price for you either way.)

If you buy the book and like what you read, please tell others about it. I have a small-scale publishing operation here, so I need all of the help I can get. Thanks for reading.


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