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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past (Real History)

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Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and theyll likely mention “no taxation without representation” or the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But thats 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.

 

About the Author

Alan Axelrod is the author of more than 60 books, including the best-sellers Profiles in Audacity (Sterling, 2007); Patton on Leadership (Prentice Hall Press, 2001); Elizabeth I, CEO (Prentice Hall, 2000); and What Every American Should Know About American History: 200 Events That Shaped the Nation (with Charles Phillips). He has appeared on MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, CNN, Fox, and numerous radio news and talk programs, including NPR. Axelrod and his work have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, Mens Health, Cosmopolitan, and many newspapers, including USA Today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402768163
Subtitle:
A New Look at the Past
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Axelrod, Alan
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - Quamut
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Real History Series
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.75 x 6.75 in

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History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
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