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The American Revolution: A History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    An enjoyable, informative read...

    While not long, Gordon Wood¿s The American Revolution A History is packed with detailed information. Wood is not attempting to argue a pint, but instead is hoping to deliver exactly what the title states: a history. Little more than an extended timeline, the book accomplishes its goal, giving a concise overview of the events that led up to the Revolutionary War, those during the war, and the results of it. There¿s something here for everyone from the well read history buffs to the interested dabbler.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Well-written history

    This book is an excellent source for anyone who wants to brush up or learn for the first time about the American Revolution. It's easy to read and informative.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    Superb History of the Founding Ideas.

    Prof. Wood is a scholarly historian with a flair for displaying history's development through the evolution of theories and hopes while using the "facts" of history in support of that existential unrolling. The reader sees the thoughts and sentiments behind the known facts, sometimes as their justification and sometimes as their "after the fact" excuse for having happened. It's a pleasure to practically think along with those involved in the establishment of such a bold political and social experiment that resulted in the U.S.

    The only negative aspect would be a critique of style. The book appears to be a somewhat loosely connected series of essays often resulting in unnecessarily repeated themes and/or statements. Apart from this, it is a highly recommended book for readers from high school up to and including post-docs.

    I would like to see Prof. Wood supply an additional chapter applying the happenings and theories of Colonial American to current affairs, it's "déja vu all over again".

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    Good book for a first approach

    I think this is a good book to get to know the most important facts about the American Revolution. As a Mexican reader wanting to learn more about the American Independence struggle, I used this book to have a fast and reliable approach to one of the most important events in the history of the American continent.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    good

    Nice overview of the history behind the Revolution and and what happened after with the States constitutions leading up to the United States.

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