King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution

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Macmillan, May 27, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 195 pages
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"Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know.
King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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The book is awesome and helpfu in clarifying the events that led up to the American Revolution. I teach history and found the clarify great. Of course it is slanted toward the colonists but has a very fresh and clear perspective. Read full review

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This book is the only book I've read where they mentioned Edward Garrick. He is so important to the Boston Massacre! THANK YOU!!! also this book was the BOMB!


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Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, includingThe Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent bookBomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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