A History of the American Revolution

A History of the American Revolution

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by John Alden
     
 

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has…  See more details below

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history—political, military, social, constitutional—of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington’s inauguration in 1789. Whether dealing with legendary figures like Adams and Jefferson or lesser-known aspects of a much picked-over subject, Alden writes with insights and broad eloquence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307831385
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,305,977
File size:
6 MB

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A History Of The American Revolution 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alden does a good job of giving equal coverage to events on and off the battlefield during the Revolutionary period. This book has an excellent pace and makes for very pleasant reading. I highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in the events leading up to and including the American Revolution.
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