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Liberty! The American Revolution

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Liberty! The American Revolution brings to life one of the most important and compelling stories in our country's history: the struggle for independence and the birth of the American nation. Historian and novelist Thomas Fleming's gripping narrative captures the high drama of the revolutionary years and the unyielding courage and political genius of the men and women who i ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Viking Adult
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Tony
LIBERTY! The American Revolution. (1997). Thomas Fleming. *****.
This is the companion book to the PBS series of the same name. This particular edition is paper bound and of coffee table size. It is well researched and illustrated throughout with an amazing number of paintings and drawings from the period. I have not seen the PBS version, but plan to try and get it for viewing from our library system. In addition to providing the roots of the revolution (called the Rebellion in England) it follow
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Jay Williams
This book gives so much insight into the lives of those who built and founded our country. It adds such a powerful personal touch with it's inclusion of letters, pictures etc. of the men and women who forged our great nation. Even if you don't read the whole book, you have to buy it so you can have the pictures included that are so compelling. Look especially at the ones from Valley Forge, of men wearing little more than thin cloth on their feet. Then the next time you encounter snow, try to wal ...more
Jeffrey
Sit down with some time, with a commitment to learn, with pen in hand, and begin your journey to understanding the greatness of this country and the people it was founded on. This is essential knowledge that must be obtained by all Americans. Alan Bloom, the great literary intellectual, spoke of the necessity of standars or knowledge Americans need in order to communicate basic understadings of merit. Here are your standards. Learn of America at the outset, the turn to confrontation, battle, and ...more
Joe Ciola
The power of a single word...

Upheavals to the standard order in history are the product of many variables, chief among them certainly are circumstances, miscalculations, and misunderstandings. Ironically, both historical players and interpreters of history can fail to recognize an important source of misunderstanding that strongly biases decisions and views, respectively. Namely, we take for granted the meaning of words that serve as principles, and assume our own definitions are universal. Flem
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Phil
If only my previous encounters with American History were this well written and fun to read I would know much more than I do.
Chris
As an English reader with only general knowledge of the American Revolution I found this a very interesting read. A generally balanced account of the political and the military aspects.
Colleen
really enjoyed the narrative flow and all the illustrations and first person narratives
Daniel
This first-rate volume on the American Revolution combines beautiful artwork with the lucid prose of Thomas Fleming. Although Liberty! The American Revolution accompanies a PBS documentary series, the book stands completely on its own; in fact, it...
John
This is the companion volumn to the PBS series. The series did an outstanding job of conveying the times and the thinking of those who conceived and carried out the American Revolution.
Rick Wong
This was a nice and quick read. Good References. Good inside stories about the people, places, events and weapons used to get a better understanding of the Revolution.
Kevin Dern
Incredible. Learned more reading this book than in high school history classes.
John
It's always good to learn about our founding rebel fathers
David Eppenstein
Very good history of our revolution.
Michael
i thought this was OK
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Thomas J. Fleming is an historian and historical novelist, with a special interest in the American Revolution. He was born in 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a World War I hero who was a leader in Jersey City politics for three decades. Before her marriage, his mother, Katherine Dolan Fleming, was a teacher in the Jersey City Public School System.

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