More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the American Revolution, "Rise to Rebellion" is a fictionalized account of history's most pivotal events: The Boston Tea Party, the battle of Concord, and of Bunker Hill. The author of the bestselling "Gods and Generals" and "The Last Full Measure" reveals with new immediacy how ...
More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the American Revolution, "Rise to Rebellion" is a fictionalized account of history's most pivotal events: The Boston Tea Party, the battle of Concord, and of Bunker Hill. The author of the bestselling "Gods and Generals" and "The Last Full Measure" reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.
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Okay, the first half is excruciatingly slow I will admit to that. However the second half when the war starts in Boston picks up and moves very fast. I had to stop reading it just before Franklin comes back to the US because it was slow and quite honestly boring, so I put it down for 8 months. Picked it up and started where I left off and it just moved very quickly after it. I am looking forward to The Glorious Cause.
May 26, 2011
This book puts the reader on the scene in the American Revolution. Great read. The book is like new, but I certainly did not pay a new price for it. A real bargain. Keep up the good work, Alibris. I am on a fixed retirement income and must watch the dollars and cents very closely. Alibris makes it possible for me to maintain my personal library.
Dec 11, 2009
A very good rendering of the events and people leading up to the revolution. Now moving on to the second volume, "The Glorious Cause", to complete the series. Also suggest David McCullough's "1776" as a complimentary light reading of events during the same period.
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