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9780061990281 â€œWitness to America reads as if it were todayâ€™s news about unforgettable chapters of our history, told by those who lived it and those who observed it.â€ â€”Steven Spielberg â€œThe selection of first person narratives is superb, the connective passages are clear and convincing, and the overall effect is to transport the reader on a fascinating journey through American life.â€ â€” Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Team of Rivals Called â€œa feast of a bookâ€ by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Witness to America is a classic collection of primary source accounts covering the history of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama and everything in between. Originally compiled in 1938 by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins and revised with Stephen Ambrose, Witness to America has been brought up to date by bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley (The Wilderness Warrior, The Great Deluge).