The American Revolution: A History

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Modern Library, 2002 - History - 190 pages
Wood makes new the story of how and why the American colonies grew apart from and broke with their mother country, establishing a fundamentally new experiment in government. Writing with elegance and authority, he awakens readers to the drama and contingency of those long-ago events and teases out the process of mutation that led to the formation of America's distinctive national character. of maps.

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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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