The American Revolution: A History (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 5, 2002 - History - 190 pages
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In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. The British army was bigger and better trained. Food and guns were scarce. But George Washington’s ragged army fought for–and won–the freedom and independence we cherish to this day.Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the tale of our country's fight for independence is brought to life in fast-moving, dramatic detail.

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Review: The American Revolution: A History (Modern Library Chronicles #9)

User Review  - Elaine Grant - Goodreads

I enjoyed the overview and perspective Wood provides. I also liked the sociological background and explanations. This book is a short, interesting description of the Revolutionary War. Read full review

Review: The American Revolution: A History (Modern Library Chronicles #9)

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Although a relatively short book it covers the American Revolution pretty well. Explains how it more than a war victory over taxation without representation as the saying goes. Amazing it tells how ... Read full review


Title Page
Economic Expansion
British Reaction
The Imperial Debate
The Declaration of Independence

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About the author (2002)

Gordon S. Wood received his B.A. from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Since 1969 he has been at Brown University, where he is a professor of history. In 1970 his book The Creation of the American Republic 1776—1787 was nominated for the National Book Award and received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes. In 1993 he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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