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 ...Read MoreWood 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.Read Less
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Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Good. Item may contain a pass code or key code that has been used or scratched off, name written on the edges.....slight creasing at the cover corners, name written on inside cover, light staining on the edges, sticker on the cover.
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.
Apr 1, 2011
Great Source of Information
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.
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