King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS
"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scote23 - LibraryThing
I picked up this book thinking that it would be like the Horrible Histories series, but for American history instead. It's not. It's worse. It's disjointed. I felt that the writing style was really ... Read full review
KING GEORGE: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
For middle-graders who find Joy Hakim's 11-volume A History of US just too daunting, historian Sheinkin offers a more digestible version of our country's story—opening with an account of the American ... Read full review
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