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AP®  U.S. History Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

AP® U.S. History Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

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By Larry Krieger
Print Edition $14.95


  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: January 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-7386-1269-0

AP® U.S. History Crash Course®

A Higher Score in Less Time!

At REA, we invented the quick-review study guide for AP® exams. A decade later, REA’s Crash Course® remains the top choice for AP® students who want to make the most of their study time and earn a high score.
Here’s why more AP® teachers and students turn to REA’s AP® U.S. History Crash Course® than any other study guide of its kind:

Targeted Review - Study Only What You Need to Know. REA’s all-new 5th edition addresses all the latest test revisions. Our Crash Course® is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP® U.S.History course and exam description and sample AP® test questions. We cover only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.

Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice. Written by a veteran AP® U.S. History teacher, the book gives you the topics and critical context that will matter most on exam day. Crash Course® relies on the author’s extensive analysis of the test’s structure and content. By following his advice, you can boost your score.

Practice questions – a mini-practice test in the book, a full-length practice exam online. Are you ready for your exam? Try our focused practice set inside the book. Then go online to take our full-length practice exam. You’ll get the benefits of timed testing, detailed answers, and automatic scoring that pinpoints your performance based on the official AP® exam topics – so you can count down with confidence to test day.

When it’s crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA’s Crash Course® for AP® U.S. History!


About the Author

Larry Krieger has been recognized by the College Board as one of the nation’s foremost AP® teachers. In a career spanning more that 40 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP® subjects and continues to hopscotch the United States as an AP® consultant. Renowned for his energetic presentation style and commitment to scholarship, he developed a special knack for helping his students achieve high AP® exam scores. All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3 on their AP® exams, with most scoring a 4 or a 5.

The fifth edition of REA’s Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is based upon Mr. Krieger’s intensive study of the 2019-2020 APUSH Framework and released College Board APUSH exam materials. He field-tested the content in this book with students taking his APUSH prep courses. During the past five years, 90 percent of these students scored a 5, with the rest scoring a 4.

Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He is the author or coauthor of several widely used American history and World history textbooks, as well as the creator of REA’s Crash Course® quick-review study guides for AP® U.S. Government and Politics, AP® European History, and AP® Psychology. In addition, he has been a sought-after speaker at Social Studies conferences and conducts SAT® and AP® workshops for students throughout the United States.

Mr. Krieger earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S. from Wake Forest University, as well as an M.A.T. from UNC Chapel Hill.