Like its corresponding full-size version,The Enduring Vision,Concise, features an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework.The Enduring Visionwas the first U.S. history survey text to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, and is also known for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment. Relative to the Complete Edition, the Fifth Edition ofThe Enduring Vision,Concise, represents a 40 percent reduction in length. The full-color format offers the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of the full-length Enduring Vision at a fraction of the cost. The full-color format offers the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of the full-length Enduring Vision at a fraction of the cost. The final chapter covers the George W. Bush administration, the war in Iraq, and the race for the 2004 presidential election. Throughout the text, closer attention is paid to the crucial role of science and technology in American history. Increased coverage examines the vital areas of medicine and disease. Expanded diversity coverage includes the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans. The strong political/chronological narrative provides a clear context for social and cultural history. Enhanced!Blackboard/WebCT course cartridges offer text-specific content to help instructors save time creating assignments and exams. New to this edition, customizable online homework features essay and multiple-choice questions based on chapter concepts. Other resources include a test bank and content for lectures/discussions, map exercises for practice and reinforcement of geography skills, and additional questions related to in-text features.Joseph F. Kett is the author of 'The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Concise (v. 1&2)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780618473823 and ISBN 0618473823.