Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution

Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution

by Benson Bobrick
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Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
monicaKY More than 1 year ago
I'm learning things I should have learned in school. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite a few factual errors (or possibly typos since the author puts the signing of thr Declaration on Aug 22 instead if the actual date of Aug 2nd) this book is a very well rounded narrative on the stories an struggles of our Independence. Reads very much like a novel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book on American History. Easy to read, interesting antidotes on our founding fathers and historically acurate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Angel in the Whirlwind is the perfect book for anyone who has more than a simple interest in the Revolutionary War, but can barely remember what you learned in your history class. Bobrick's book is outstanding in two respects: his style is extremely easy to read and the book provides an abundant amount of insightful political analysis and colorful humanistic information. Make no mistake, this is not a book about war! If you are looking for an indepth discussion on the combatant's strategic or tactical goals and practices, this is not the book for you. If on the other hand, you want to know what it was like to live and fight during this tumultous period - how people earned a living, how people entertained themselves, how the early leaders shaped the country's future, the backroom compromises and intrigue surrounding who was to receive promotions and our ties with France - then you will smile each time you put the book down at night. Yet Bobrick doesn't speak in generalities. Your face will be red with anger after reading the full account of Arnold's treason, but you will pause with a chill at the description of Major Andre's execution. Angel in the Whirlwind provides a fundamental understanding of why people took a particular action. Everyone from King George to the mutinous Contentials is accounted for. Before you read a book about the military history of the war, read Angel in the Whirlwind to understand why fellow countrymen chose to kill each other for their beliefs.