A Good Year for Revolution

Book - 2012
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In this book the author, a historian punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775 such as Congress's belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England's 'rage militaire,' the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands, achieved a sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
Description: xxvi, 628 p. [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780670025121
Branch Call Number: 973.3 Phi


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Jul 25, 2014

This is the same guy who claimed that the CPI was the cause of the global economic meltdown (evidently never heard of securitizations, credit derivatives, rehypothecation and re-rehypothecation, et cetera)? The same guy who mentions in American Dynasty that Bush #2 went through only 5 weeks of enlisted basic training, without realizing that means George W. Bush washed out even from enlisted basic training, and most definitely never attended USAF flight school? Writing authoritatively on US history? Sorry, charlie, Phillips' has never established any credibility in his writing.

Feb 05, 2013

couldn't get into it. no humor in it, like other receint books of this ilk. read "me the people" or the george washington one by glenn beck instead.

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