The Real History of the American Revolution

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

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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.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 172 x 222 x 31.5mm | 870.9g
  • Sterling
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1402768168
  • 9781402768163
  • 693,895

About Alan Axelrod

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," "Men's Health," " Cosmopolitan," and many newspapers, including USA Today.
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