1775

1775

A Good Year for Revolution

Format
ePub
Price
$14.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101601082
  • 672 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A groundbreaking account of the American Revolution—from the bestselling author of American Dynasty

In this major new work, iconoclastic historian and political chronicler Kevin Phillips upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution by debunking the myth that 1776 was the struggle’s watershed year. Focusing on the great battles and events of 1775, Phillips surveys the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations of the crucial year that was the harbinger of revolution, tackling the eighteenth century with the same skill and perception he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics. The result is a dramatic account brimming with original insights about the country we eventually became.

Praise

“Enthralling.”–Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
“A solid, well-argued, and informative re-examination of our beginnings as a nation-state.”–Booklist
“Impressively authoritative…[A] deeply researched, meticulously argued, multidimensional history.”–Kirkus (starred review)
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