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The True History of the American Revolution

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  9 reviews
"The purpose of this history of the Revolution is to use the original authorities rather more frankly than has been the practice with our historians. They appear to have thought it advisable to omit from their narratives a great deal which, to me, seems essential to a true picture. I cannot feel satisfied with any description of the Revolution which treats the desire for i ...more
Kindle Edition, 492 pages
Published June 24th 2015 by Chios Classics (first published January 1st 1902)
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Brendan Mcnamara
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was easily the best book I've ever read on the American Revolution. Written in 1902, this book is a very easy read, and is safe from modern influences. The main take aways for me were:

-England's General Howe was an American hero, and it's stunning that as a nation we don't sing his praises for how he let us win the American Revolution. Howe was an anti-war, pro-American, member of Parliament who was put in charge of suppressing our rebellion, and did everything in his power to let us win.

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Paul Conroy
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

I highly recommend to anyone who doesn’t know or understand the circumstances under which the American Revolution was fought. Here we have the why and the wherefore, and many myths are exploded and secrets revealed.
Stephen
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A view of the American War Of Independence that is not the commonly accepted one. The received wisdom of British tyranny getting its comeuppance at the hands of rightful & justified American rights is shaken violently. British conciliatory efforts are very heavily concentrated on & the apparent absurdities & inconsistencies of the patriots’ highlighted. The author almost seems sorry that Britain didn’t pursue a policy of total war to the knife to preserve the status quo. Whether you agree or not ...more
Mitch B
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Here is a book that seeks to drive away some the ubiquitous myths that American's are taught about the American Revolution. Although written in the early 20th century, many of the descriptions and explanations of the war that Fisher sought to dispel are still pervasive in American education and popular culture. Here are two of the myths that are discussed in the book:

1) Revolutionary spirit in the colonies was not some rapid development due to sudden tyranny of Parliament and King George. Inste
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Adam Ellsworth
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating summary of the British perspective of the American Revolution that is very much outside of the standard history book account.
Jack
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book really went into the depth of the American Revolution. For those history fanatics I highly recommend you read this book. On the cover of the book is a picture of George Washington on a boat crossing the Delaware river. It explained why George Washington was forced to launch a surprise attack on the British and how long it took to get to the other side. George Washington believed that his troops would follow him anywhere because the people left were the people who really trusted George ...more
Andrew
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you want to believe comfortable lies, read anything else about the American Revolution. If you want to learn the truth, read this amazing book, and prepare to have your mind blown.

Fisher shows that the so-called "Patriots" and "Founding Fathers" were some of the most disgusting, evil, amoral cretins ever. The Revolution was not some noble crusade for freedom and liberty, but a treasonous morass of bloodshed over nothing.

Although published in 1902, it reads very easily. The author has a deft a
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George Richard
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dated but interesting.

At times it reads as if written by an Englishman because of the viewpoint put forth by the author. After awhile it becomes clear that Fisher's understanding on the British Parliament and political situation makes this a very well written political history from a viewpoint not often seen by modern Americans
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