“This is not only a report on hundreds of national historic sites, state parks, battlefields, towns, homes, and restorations, but a fascinating explanation of their significance. Here are vacation ideas for years to come and an authoritative reference book.
America’s Historylands is the eagerly awaited companion to America’s Wonderlands, the immensely popular story of the scenic national parks, with 400,000 copies in print. Three-fourths of the material in America’s Historylands has never before appeared in the National Geographic Magazine. The 676 illustrations, 463 in breathtaking color; the exciting contributions by the nation’s most scholarly, yet readable historians led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Carl Sandburg; the 38 maps – all these would make the cost of this volume prohibitive if sold commercially. It is offered at great savings as one of many benefits of membership in the nonprofit National Geographic Society. It is available only from the society’s headquarters.” (flap copy)
- Title: America's Historylands: Touring our Landmarks of Liberty
- Author: Merle Severy
- Publisher: National Geographic Society
- Place: Washington D.C.
- Year: 1962
- Length: 576pp
- Dimensions: 38” x 10.25” x 1.5”
- Condition: Dustjacket is worn, torn, and stained in place. It has been repaired with tape and cardstock. Brick colored boards in very good condition. Binding tight. No missing pages. Pages clean—no tears or extraneous marks. Some small folds. Back pocket includes two maps in great condition: "Historical Map of the Conterminous United States" and "Battlefields of the Civil War".