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This was the five-year war that made America a nation. Indeed President Barack Obama referred to it in his Inaugural Address; and every American child is steeped in its history. But all too often the fog of myth shrouds the reality from all sides of the conflict. In these pages, the path to war is starkly documented by British caricatures of politicians and generals, for the most part favorable to the Colonists.

For George III, Lord North and Britain the war itself was a disaster, but one which need not have happened. The problems of coping with a country 5,000 miles away with a tradition of representative government, a free press and a spirit of independence were just too much. But they, together with Generals Howe, Burgoyne, Cornwallis and others, were mercilessly lampooned. Washington, the hero, is spared, although there are surprising and dark elements to the American victory illustrated here.

Kenneth Baker has used contemporary material, not the romantic patriotic pictures of the 19th Century. He has drawn upon his own experiences of high politics, and his personal collection of caricatures, as well as the libraries and historical societies of the East Coast. These provide vivid and memorable images made at the very time that the Americans and French were fighting the British and Germans on their road to victory.

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The book is compulsive - utterly absorbing ... Caricature, I realize, is a great indicator of how the winds of public sympathy (and hostility) were blowing: a window into that most evanescent of things, the way it felt at the time.'The Times (UK), 11/2009

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906502539
Author:
Baker, Kenneth
Publisher:
Grub Street
Author:
Baker, Kenneth
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
English wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12.08x9.48x.91 in. 3.45 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » American Revolution
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Comics and Graphic Novels
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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