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Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution
 
 
Author
Benson Bobrick.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.15 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9781451626995
Pages/Publication Date 553/1997
Daedalus Item Code 40107
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Overwhelmed with debt following its victory in the French and Indian Wars, England began imposing harsh tariffs and taxes on the colonies in the 1760s. An independence movement grew in strength, until protest and rebellion eventually erupted into war. But despite the charismatic leadership of the independence movement, more than half the colonists remained loyal to England. Benson Bobrick illuminates such overlooked aspects of the American Revolution as he thrillingly describes major battles from Lexington and Concord to the siege of Yorktown. Here too are engaging portraits of the major figures as well as observations by some of their lesser-known contemporaries.

"Bobrick does a fine job of covering the ins and outs of this extraordinary war, giving readers enough background to understand the complexities of the issues that led to the Declaration of Independence by taking them through the war years leading to Washington's inauguration. Better yet, he creates a sense of the times in which these stirring events occurred, limning the details of the common people's lives and attitudes to add a sense of immediacy. Angel in the Whirlwind is popular history at its best; George Washington would be proud."Library Journal

 
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