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A New Age Now Begins: A People's History of the American Revolution, Vol. 1

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Same ISBN used for Vol 2 - 0070590974

This volume covers discovery of the Americas through England 1776. Includes 5 battle maps.
Hardcover, 872 pages
Published 1976 by McGraw-Hill
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Gregory House
Dec 02, 2010 Gregory House rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Students of American History
Page Smith’s multivolume history of the United States is a phenomenal work in several large books packed with details and eyewitness reports from all sides of the both the small and larger events that shaped the path of the modern United States. Now I am not an American and as a descendant of British colonists in Australia I admit to possessing a distinctly different view of American history to others. That being said I found Page Smith presentation of the Americas of the pre Revolution and the ...more
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Combines a good portion of eye witness accounts from the common soldier with the official records of both Britain and the US. Goes into enough detail to be near complete without being overbearing.

However the author does spend a good amount of energy purporting his views that "Yorktown wasnt that important", "the French were not as helpful as we present them", "Washington was a good leader, but not a military leader". Which although perhaps true (his arguments are convincing and rather complete,
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Charles Page Smith (September 6, 1917 – August 28, 1995), who was known by his middle name, was a U.S. historian, professor, author, and newspaper columnist.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Smith graduated with a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1940. He then worked at Camp William James, a center for youth leadership training opened in 1940 by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a Dartmouth College pro
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