What They Didn't Teach You about the American Revolution

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The author of the What They Didn't Teach You series tackles his most important subject to date: the American Revolution. Among the topics examined in Wright's sometimes irreverent look back are: what made the founding fathers so great (or were they?); how about a few words for the founding mothers; and spies from Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, with enlightening stops on the distaff side for Patience Wright (no relation to our esteemed author), Lydia Darragh, and Ann Bates. ...
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Overview

The author of the What They Didn't Teach You series tackles his most important subject to date: the American Revolution. Among the topics examined in Wright's sometimes irreverent look back are: what made the founding fathers so great (or were they?); how about a few words for the founding mothers; and spies from Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, with enlightening stops on the distaff side for Patience Wright (no relation to our esteemed author), Lydia Darragh, and Ann Bates.
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Following similar treatments of the Civil War and World War II, and before one on the Wild West, Chicago-based television writer Wright reveals little-known information about the war and the people who took part in it. Among other topics, he highlights the role of women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknew.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891417460
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 1,399,477
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction
1 Prelude to Independence: Revolution, Dogma, and Stamps 1
2 Founding Fathers, Part One: A Farmer, a Lawyer, and a Sage 36
3 Founding Fathers, Part Two: Best Actors in Supporting Roles 85
4 Benedict the Bold: Arnold the Traitor 155
5 G. Washington: The Myth Who Would Be Man 172
6 Founding Mothers: Hear Them Roar 180
7 Rag-Tag and Bob-Tail: If It Moves, Salute It 197
8 Tea Parties and Rude Bridges: Little Things That Mean A Lot 207
9 Who, What, and Where: Big, Bigger, and Not So Big 231
10 Revolutionary Potpourri: Bits of This and That 235
11 Rituals of Life: History with the Bark on 259
12 And the Winner Is?: The Trenches of Yorktown 269
13 The Constitution: "We the People" 284
14 The Sting of Death: Final Acts, Final Honors 291
Epilogue: Personal Thoughts on the American Revolution 321
Bibliography 324
Index 335
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    A must read for history buffs

    What they did not teach me about the American Revolution was 'alot'. In this day and age of students not fully appreciating our own history this book is a must. Acadamia may not support this book however, I found it to be enjoyable, entertaining and very informative. Does everyone know that Georage Washington grew marijuana but may not have smoked it or even inhaled it. This one of many untaught lessons of our founding fore fathers.

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