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Measuring America

How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History

By Andro Linklater
Narrated by Alan Sklar / 9 hours 3 minutes

"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." —Library Journal "Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." —Booklist, Starred Review How we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history-and our democracy-in a brilliant new light.

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Author
Narrator Alan Sklar
ISBN 9781400170906
Length 9 hours 3 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #161,107 Overall
Genre rank #7,618 in History