I visited my Dad for a while, and he liked my Kindle Fire, so we went out and got him one. He told me he had only read one book in his life, and it was fiction. So, I bought him "A People's History of the United States" wondering what he'd think of it.
He's devouring it.
You see, he and I used to be political opposites. But the older he gets, the more liberal he gets (read: hates Republicans more). During my visit, he was putting down his kindle and saying things like "Boy, that Columbus was a real jerk!!"
I would just nod and encourage him to read some more.
He's really getting an alternate view of history, and he's enjoying reading for the first time in his life. So, I thought I'd give him another kindle book, and keep it going.
So, what would be a good American history book, that includes the great documents and overall events, that isn't right-slanted, that might be good for an 81-year-old high-school graduate?