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America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs Hardcover

UTAH Vistas of hoodoos are seen along the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. Richard Maschmeyer, 2016

America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs Hardcover

NEW YORK As part of JR’s Inside Out project, New Yorkers and visitors were asked to take self-portraits in Times Square at the site of the first-ever photo booth almost 100 years ago. The resulting 6,000 images were pasted on Duffy Square. Stephen Alvarez, 2013

America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs Hardcover

ROBIN ROBERTS In Mississippi, the Gulf Coast is majestic and serene, the food is fried, and the heat is everywhere. I'm not just talking about the weather, but there is warmth in the blues music, in the soul service gospel that I heard in my church as a child and in the people. When you see someone in Pass Christian, the quintessential little town where I grew up, you stop and say hello. New in town? A neighbor will bring a bundt cake. This is what you do.

We were a military family and I grew up moving all the time. But when it came time for my father to retire from the United States Air Force, the Roberts family had to decide where we would put down roots. I am proud to say that we chose Mississippi. Limited.

America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs Hardcover

MICHIGAN The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves on Lake Superior are generally not accessible until February or March when temperatures are warm. Susan Dykstra, 2016

About America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful showcases the breathtaking spaces closest to the heart of our nation, from the forests in the Great Appalachian Valley that Davy Crockett once called home to the breathtaking expanse of California's Big Sur coastline to the wilderness of Alaska. . It also celebrates the people who have made this country what it is, with a wide range of images including the Arikara Nation in the early 20th century and the scientists preparing to travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Drawn from the famous National Geographic photo archives, spanning a period of more than 130 years, this provocative collection represents the splendor of this great nation as only National Geographic can, with a dramatic combination of modern and historical images, since inception. of architectural icons. like the Golden Gate Bridge and Lady Liberty to the last of the country's wild places preserved in our national parks.

With a structure inspired by the original song "America the Beautiful," this book recognizes what makes our nation great, region by region. And all 50 states and six US territories are honored with 50 words from celebrities, historians, activists, conservationists and politicians who call America home. Deep and inspiring, this is a book for all who have ever marveled at the beauty of the United States.




Editorial reviews

"This exceptional collection meets the high standards readers have come to expect from National Geographic, providing a wonderful representation of the country's rich and diverse culture, heritage, and landscape. An impressive celebration of the beauty of a country." - Kirkus

"These are not just beautiful images; they are momentary encapsulations of people, wildlife, environment and emotions at their core." - Book list

"This generous collection of more than 250 National Geographic Society photographs, inspired, as Jill Lepore points out in the foreword, by the poem 'America the Beautiful', captures the splendor of all 50 states, as well as six US territories. The images are organized into four regions: 'The Western Pacific', where snow-covered trees are found in Yellowstone National Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in California is shown at sunset; 'The Mid-Atlantic East', where the Building Chrysler looks out over New York City and cascades over Elakala Falls in West Virginia; 'The South Caribbean', where you see a view of the valleys in Puerto Rico from the opening of Cueva Ventana and the waves crash against a pier in the Outer Banks, North Carolina; and 'The Central Midwest Plains', where a rainbow arches over a wheat field in Kansas and tourists swing on tilted glass to marvel at the v view from Chicago's 360 Observation Deck. Celebrities (and some academics) provide short but poignant comments about their connection. in every state, such as James Earl Jones in Michigan, 'a place where a child can find his true voice' and Tara Westover in Idaho, who notes that 'home is not so much a place as a lens through which we perceive world.' This is a rewarding visual journey. "Publishers Weekly


About the Author

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, one of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, has published more than 1,700 titles, with categories such as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoirs. A portion of their proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

JILL LEPORE (foreword) is the David Woods Kemper'41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She has been writing for The New Yorker since 2005 and is also a host of The Last Archive podcast. As a prolific and extensive essayist, Lepore writes on American history, law, literature, and politics. She won the Bancroft Prize for her book The Name of War and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in history for The Story of America, which was also shortlisted for the PEN Literary Award for Essay Art. Her other award-winning books include Book of Ages, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, and These Truths: A History of the United States. Her book If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future comes out this year.


Product details

Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)
English language
Hardcover: 400 pages
ISBN-10: 1426221428
ISBN-13: 978-1426221422
Item Weight: 4.19 pounds
Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25 x 10.25 inches
Bestsellers Rank: # 16,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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