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Book Title: The Birth Of The United States, 1763 1816|
The author of the book: Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780234771785
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.33 MB
Date of issue: January 1st 1975
Read full description of the books The Birth Of The United States, 1763 1816:I rarely learn very many new facts from Asimov's non-fiction books. They tend to cover basic areas of study with which I'm passingly familiar, and so it's mostly recovering old material for me. The thing is that Asimov's writing is so brilliantly clear and he puts all of these facts an incidents together so well that I gain a much better understanding of them in relation to one another.
I knew that Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day in order to surprise a hung-over war camp, but I had always thought it was part of the culmination of the Revolutionary War; but it really happened at the beginning. I knew that Benedict Arnold was a traitor (who doesn't?), but I never knew what he did that was traitorous or who he was before he became a traitor (I also learned that there are two war memorials to Benedict Arnold, but neither mentions his name.)
Basically what I am saying is that it's a very good book.
Read information about the authorIsaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy).
Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He penned numerous short stories, among them "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.
Most of Asimov's popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery.
Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs" He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor.
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