The Real History of the American Revolution : A New Look at the Past
This is an eye-opening book that offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the American Revolution. It digs beneath the classically taught history to explore everything including little-known facts. It offers an excellent introduction to the revolution for general readers. Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and they'll likely mention 'no taxation without representation' or the belief in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But that's 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.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 172 x 222 x 31.5mm | 870.9g
- 05 Nov 2009
- Sterling Publishing Co Inc
- New York, United States
- full colour illustrations throughout, includes illustrations
About Alan Axelrod
Alan Axelrod is the author of numerous popular business and management books, including Profiles in Audacity 9781402745317 and many other books on military, general and American history. He has been a creative consultant (and on-camera personality) for several documentary series, has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes and has written more than 60 books.