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Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution
by Stan Mack
Presenting the American Revolution in a fun, easy-to-understand fashion, Stan Mack's illustrated rendition makes history entertaining while providing lucid insight into the revolution's real-life participants, as well as its successes and failures. This graphic account of the birth of the United States stars a chubby, insecure King George III, rebellious and misunderstood ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
(first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a great summary of the American Revolution, though I think its audience is teens. It does a great job showing how the Revolution evolved and gained momentum through self-interest of various groups rather than by high-minded idealism of a continent of European colonialists. Mack does a great job showing that people overcame distaste for one another to make common cause against their mutual foes because they were invested in the outcome. Sons of Liberty opposed Shay's Rebellion, not becaus ...more
I mostly read this to research a sitcom pilot I'm writing that takes place in Revolutionary-era Boston. It's a quick history of the Revolutionary War and early America that focuses on the disputing factions and mistakes on every side of the war, and the caveats to the supposed high principles that led the Patriots to declare independence.
Aug 18, 2012 Michael rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Hey, maybe the people who decided that a bunch of backwater colonists could defeat the greatest army ever really were cartoon characters. Their stories seem far more real in this comic history than they ever did in a textbook.