Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster America Collection)

Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster America Collection)

By: Bobrick, Benson

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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.

Title: Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster America Collection)

Author: Bobrick, Benson

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2011-07-12

ISBN/UPC Number: 1451626991

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781451626995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781451626995

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