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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.
|Title: Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution|
By: Benson Bobrick
Number of Pages: 553
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1.5 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW626995
Illuminated by fresh insight, Angel in the Whirlwind is a dramatic narrative of our nation’s birth, in all its passion and glory.