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The unknown American Revolution : the unruly birth of democracy and the struggle to create America

Author: Gary B Nash
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing in 1818, John Adams, one of the central figures in the Revolution, recalled that Americans were committed to independence in their hearts long before the outbreak of hostilities. This book tells the story of the Revolutionary war and also explores the truth of Adams's claim.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary B Nash
ISBN: 9780712668255 071266825X
OCLC Number: 84996803
Notes: Originally published: New York: Viking Penguin, 2005; London: Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Gary B. Nash.

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