The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Всего страниц: 371

Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and they’ll likely mention "no taxation without representation” or the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But that’s just the start of the story, as historian Alan Axelrod so brilliantly shows in this eye-opening book.

Axelrod offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the breach across the Atlantic and how the revolutionary movement began. The American Revolution brought something unique to the world: an entirely new kind of nation, founded on a set of ideas. In engrossing, conversational prose, Axelrod brings the birth of America to life by digging beneath the classically taught history to explore everything from little-known facts to alternate realities, along with the eyewitness testimony, pop culture, and art of the period.


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Пользовательский отзыв  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

An excellent single volume, reader-friendly history of the American Revolution. I especially admired the introductory chapters which focused on the causes of the revolution. The Russian and French ... Читать весь отзыв

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Пользовательский отзыв  - brian_irons - LibraryThing

From A to Z, this book chronicles the events that turned our fledgling little group of colonies into its own country. Very descriptive and full of interesting side stories and wierd facts. Читать весь отзыв


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Alan Axelrod is the author of more than 60 books, including the best-sellers Profiles in Audacity (Sterling, 2007); Patton on Leadership (Prentice Hall Press, 2001); Elizabeth I, CEO (Prentice Hall, 2000); and What Every American Should Know About American History: 200 Events That Shaped the Nation (with Charles Phillips). He has appeared on MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, CNN, Fox, and numerous radio news and talk programs, including NPR. Axelrod and his work have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, and many newspapers, including USA Today.

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