A Few Bloody Noses

A Few Bloody Noses : The Realities and Mythologies of the American Revolution

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Taking his title from George III's infamous comment that "We meant well to the Americans-just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," renowned historian Robert Harvey systematically challenges conventional views of the American Revolution and the "founding myths" of America in almost every aspect: why the revolution occurred, who was winning and when, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of native Americans and slaves. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable account.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 154.4 x 230.1 x 36.1mm | 625.97g
  • Overlook Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1585674141
  • 9781585674145

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"Vigorously... Provocative...Harvey is excellent in his characterizations of the political and miltary leaders on both sides of the war, major and minor."
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