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

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by Alan Axelrod
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402740867

ISBN-13: 9781402740862

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Sterling

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402740862
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Real History Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
304,550
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
DrJBlairDBAJDLPE More than 1 year ago
I searched the available books for the subject of the American Revolution. I am going to use the material of this book as a resource for a newsletter for the members of our local chapter of a national lineage society. Many members have done their genealogy and have found the service records of their ancestor(s). The records name battles that the patriots fought in but no information about the battles are included in the military records. What did my ancestor do? This question is the one most often asked by members. The Real History of the American Revolution covers each battle and gives illustrations of the actions taken by the army's at each battle. Most of the information is concise and enlightening in this book. A very helpful tool in this book is the timeline of the Revolutionary War on page 354. Prior to belonging to a lineage society you could not get me to read a book like this. I really want to know what my ancestors did in their part of our country's history. My best recommendation for this book is that I could not put it down!
Siekertr21 More than 1 year ago
One thing that stood out most to me from this book was the fact that it really stands in the middle and objectively describes the American Revolution. For someone who doesn't know a whole lot on the subject, this book will be very good for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a tad disappointed with the inaccuracies that I found in the book. For example, the author had the wrong Jonas Parker being killed at Lexington, and he had the leaders of the New Jersey Mutiny being hanged- 3 were shot by the other leaders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, well written book. It is separated into several different sections which gives you the option of reading it straight through or focusing on certain points. It is an easy book to read and provides many interesting side notes. I usually don't take to nonfiction but i simply couldn't pass this book up.