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The Real Revolution by Marc Aronson
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Feb 18, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: history, kid-books, own
Read in August, 2009

A fine big-picture read that seems to bounce back and forth between a kids' book with substance, and an effort to show historians that he's really serious about this.

I really enjoyed the background of just why the British (and more specifically, the East India Company) was so desperate to sell that tea in Boston Harbor, and why those dang "Mohawks" were so desperate to dump it.

Mostly, this seems to be an exercise by the author to explore some things he was curious about, and he took along his young (and some not so young) readers along with him. The citations really add to the narrative as an annotated bibliography.

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