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  • emRevolution Songem
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    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto talked about his book Revolution Song, in which he looks at America’s founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler-cum-politician, a freed slave, the…

    911 views
  • emHow the French Saved Americaem
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    How the French Saved America

    Author and documentary filmmaker Tom Shachtman recalled the role that the French played in assisting the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. According to the author, close to ten…

    418 views
  • emUnshackling Americaem
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    Unshackling America

    Willard Sterne Randall talked about his book Unshackling America, in which he contends that the American Revolution didn’t end with the Treaty of Paris but continued until the War of 1812. C-SPAN’s…

    197 views
  • emScars of Independenceem
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    Scars of Independence

    Professor Holger Hoock talked about his book Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, in which he argues that the Revolutionary War has been sanitized and is now devoid of the…

    736 views
  • emThe Counter Revolution of 1776em and emRace to Revolutionem
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    The Counter Revolution of 1776 and Race to Revolution

    Gerald Horne talked about his two books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during…

    2,240 views
  • emThe Minutemen and Their Worldem
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    The Minutemen and Their World

    Robert Gross talked about his book The Minutemen and Their World, in which he describes the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and the role that Concord, Massachusetts, played in it. On April 19, 1775, some of…

    447 views
  • emCrossroads of the Revolutionem
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    Crossroads of the Revolution

    William Kidder talked about his book Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783, in which he argues that Trenton, New Jersey, played a large role in the years during the Revolutionary War and is…

    324 views
  • Larrie Ferreiro Discusses emBrothers at Armsem
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    Brothers at Arms

    Professor Larrie Ferreiro talked about his book Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It, in which he recalls the assistance that France and…

    755 views
  • Nathaniel Philbrick Discusses emValiant Ambitionem
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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

    1,856 views
  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke…

    1,604 views
  • emBunker Hill A City A Siege A Revolutionem
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    Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, A Revolution, in which he recalls the lead-up to the first large-scale battle of the American Revolution, the Battle…

    1,174 views
  • emAmerican Revolutionsem
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    American Revolutions

    Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and…

    1,552 views
  • emTreacherous Beautyem
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    Treacherous Beauty

    Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms.…

    1,307 views
  • Brad Meltzer Discusses emThe House of Secretsem
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    The House of Secrets

    Brad Meltzer talked about the book he wrote with Tod Godberg, The House of Secrets. In this novel, they mixed historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the…

    1,226 views
  • Interview on emWhirlwindem
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    Interview on Whirlwind

    John Ferling talked about his book, Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night,…

    280 views
  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution via the French-born Marquis de Lafayette, who served as a general…

    1,785 views
  • Kathleen Duval on emIndependence Lostem
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    Independence Lost

    Kathleen Duval talked about her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of American Revolution, in which she examines the lives of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast during the American…

    1,084 views
  • Joseph Ellis on emThe Quartetem
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    The Quartet

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, in which he examines why America’s newly independent states decided to accept a…

    1,976 views
  • emSpainem
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    Spain

    Martha Gutierrez Steinkamp talked about her book, Spain: The Forgotten Alliance: Independence of the United States, about the role Spain played in the Revolutionary War. Spain offered its navy to help fight…

    403 views
  • John Ferling on emWhirlwindem
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    Whirlwind

    John Ferling talked about his book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It, in which he examines the reasons for the beginning of the American Revolution.

    1,146 views
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