The Real History of the American Revolution A New Look at

Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution and they’ll likely mention “no taxation without representation” or the belief in life liberty and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights But that’s just the start of the story as historian Alan Axelrod so brilliantly shows in this eye opening book Axelrod offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the breach across the Atlantic and how the revolutionary movement began The American Revolution brought something unique to the world an entirely new kind of nation founded on a set of ideas In engrossing conversational prose Axelrod brings the birth of America to life by digging beneath the classically taught history to explore everything from little known facts to alternate realities along with the eyewitness testimony pop culture and art of the period From the seeds of dissent through the long fight to glorious victory the astonishing story of America’s revolution finally comes fully to light


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    Sort of a pop up video version of a college textbook In a good way Axelrod took some shit for some of his 'speculation' where he pointed out ways the war COULD have ended if this general did that or that general moved faster etc I actually think that those 'what if' scenarios added a little to the history and proved that Axelrod actually thought about his info rather than just regurgitating the record All that said there WERE sections that seemed to lack a little detail Maybe it's because I read 1776 right before I dug into this but important turning points of the war like the battle of Trenton seemed kindainconsequential here Or maybe McCullough was just full of shitThings I learned on my Revolutionary War reading spree Powdered wigs are the SHIT George Washington was a fuck up on a GW Bush level Until he wasn't John Paul Jones had the baddest pimp hand in naval historyNow back to comic books and crime fiction Learning wears me out