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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past by Alan Axelrod Online



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

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

  • Title: The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past
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  • ISBN : 9781402740862
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 384 pages


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 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 From the seeds of dissent through the long fight to glorious victory, the astonishing story of America s revolution finally comes fully to light


Author Alan Axelrod




The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past Reviews (22)

  • Sort of a pop up video version of a college textbook In a good way Axelrod took some shit for some of his speculation , where he pointed out ways the war COULD have ended if this general did that, or that general moved faster, etc I actually think that those what if scenarios added a little to the h [..]

  • I started reading this many years ago but halfway through it, it fell by the wayside Inspired by watching the History Channel mini series Sons of Liberty which only had a passing acquaintance with real history and reading Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan, I picked it up again It s a great overvie [..]

  • On balance, a very well researched work and written in a manner to bring this most important time in our nation s history to life. [..]

  • A great book for an overall picture of the American Revolution Doesn t concentrate on any one area or event, instead choosing to give a brief description of all the significant pieces.Has a great collection of artwork, pictures of original documents, maps and other extras in the margins and within t [..]

  • Excellent and very well put into everyday layman s terms, this book presents an even handed treatise on the events, thoughts and execution of the creation of the United States Enough detail to give you the understanding of how and why, but not so much that you begin to lose interest From these basic [..]

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