Real History of the American Revolution A New Look at the Past

ISBN-10: 1402768168
ISBN-13: 9781402768163
Edition: 2009
Authors: Alan Axelrod
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 6.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

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.

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States. Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

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