The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible - Simon Winchester

If only history had been taught this way when I was in school! Oh, wait. It still isn't.

 

I haven't met a Simon Winchester book that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed and he is one of the few authors I will listen to read his own titles. (Yes, I did not eyeball this particular edition but trying to find the audio version of a title is more trouble than it is worth.)