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Angel in the Whirlwind : The Triumph of the American Revolution - Benson Bobrick

Angel in the Whirlwind

The Triumph of the American Revolution

Paperback Published: 12th July 2011
ISBN: 9781451626995
Number Of Pages: 553

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Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson Bobrick, lauded by The New York Times as “perhaps the most interesting historian writing in America today.” Overwhelmed with debt following its victory in the French and Indian Wars, England began imposing harsh new tariffs and taxes on its colonists in the 1760s. Rebellion against these measures soon erupted into war. Bobrick thrillingly describes all the major battles, from Lexington and Concord to the dramatic siege of Yorktown, when the British flag was finally lowered before patriot guns. At the same time he weaves together social and political history along with the military history, bringing to life not only the charismatic leaders of the independence movement, but also their lesser-known compatriots, both patriot and loyalist, English and American, whose voices vividly convey the urgency of war.

Illuminated by fresh insight, Angel in the Whirlwind is a dramatic narrative of our nation’s birth, in all its passion and glory.

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"A splendid retelling of a remarkable story." --The Atlantic Monthly "The Revolution is full of amazing characters and stories. . . . What it has needed is a storyteller fit to get it between two covers. Now it has found one." --The New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9781451626995
ISBN-10: 1451626991
Series: Simon & Schuster America Collection
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 553
Published: 12th July 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.59

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