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  • emThe Will of the Peopleem
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    The Will of the People

    T.H. Breen, American law and governance professor at the Library of Congress, talked about his book, The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America , in which he looked at how…

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  • emThe British Are Comingem and emThe Impeachersem
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    The British Are Coming and The Impeachers

    Historians Rick Atkinson (The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777) and Brenda Wineapple, (The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of…

    563 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…

    2,569 views
  • emThe British Are Comingem
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    The British Are Coming

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson talked about his book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, in which he provided a history of the…

    1,526 views
  • emThe First Conspiracyem
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    The First Conspiracy

    Brad Meltzer and Jon Mensch recounted the plot to kill George Washington by soldiers assigned to protect him during the Revolutionary War.

    659 views
  • emIn the Hurricanes Eyeem
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    In the Hurricane's Eye

    Nathaniel Philbrick provided a history of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of the Chesapeake, which was integral to the Continental Army’s eventual victory.

    939 views
  • Continental Army at Valley Forge
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    Continental Army at Valley Forge

    Co-authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book, “Valley Forge,” and described how the defeated and demoralized Continental Army lasted through the harsh winter of 1777 and 1778 while…

    492 views
  • emThose Turbulent Sons of Freedomem
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    Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

    The myth of Ethan Allen’s Revolutionary War exploits is explored by author and former New York Times reporter and editor Christopher Wren.

    536 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…

    2,324 views
  • emLexington and Concordem
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    Lexington and Concord

    George Daughan provided a history of the first military conflict of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

    983 views
  • emThe American Revolution and the Pressem
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    The American Revolution and the Press

    Author Carol Sue Humphries explored the importance of the press and its impact during the American Revolution in her book, The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence. C-SPAN’s…

    380 views
  • 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…

    1,573 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…

    653 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…

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  • 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…

    1,113 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…

    2,916 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…

    901 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…

    435 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…

    1,078 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…

    1,545 views
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