Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of The Enduring Vision, 5/e (A(c)2004). The Dolphin Edition offers readers the complete text while limiting the number of photos, tables, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Like its hardcover counterpart, the Dolphin Edition's engaging narrative balances political, social, and cultural history within a clear, chronological framework. Each chapter features the latest scholarship, with a special emphasis on technology, public health, disease, and medicine. Significant narrative revisions to the Fifth Edition of The Enduring Vision are reflected in the Dolphin Edition.Joseph F. Kett is the author of 'The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Dolphin Edition, Volume I: To 1877', published 2004 under ISBN 9780618473113 and ISBN 0618473114.