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  • The American Revolution: A History (Modern Library) – Hardcover (2002)
    by Gordon S Wood

    The American Revolution: A History

    Hardcover, Modern Library
    2002
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0679640576
    ISBN-13: 9780679640578

    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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Reviews of The American Revolution: A History

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anniecook

Brief overview of US beginnings

by anniecook on Jan 26, 2012

Gordon Wood is very knowledgeable about the US Revolutionary times and in this book he lays out the beginnings, the ideas that fomented the rebellion, and the long term effects of that Revolution on us today. I highly recommend this book for an understanding of who we are as a country and of the similarities of our reactions to events even today.

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Michael H

Great Source of Information

by Michael H on Apr 1, 2011

While this book doesn't cover every detail, it gives a perfect overview of the American Revolution. Anyone doing research on the American Revolution should read this book first. Gordon Wood does an excellent job of guiding the reader through the American Revolution, following the Founding Fathers and the events that unfolded around them and their British cousins. I also recommend viewing the Booknotes interview of Gordon Wood that aired on CSPAN. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/168964-1

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