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The best-selling Politically Incorrect Guide series provides an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of controversial topics every American should understand.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the American Revolution is a myth-busting review of America's violent struggle for independence.

©2017 Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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This book is revisionist history at its worst

So within the first paragraph this book attacks all scholars and calls them leftists. It then makes the most peculiar argument that the revolution had little to do with the men and women who died fighting it. Instead it argues the wealthy leaders of the revolution risked their fortunes and freedom by signing the declaration. If this was a true historical source then the “historians” writing it would have the capacity of argue that both the people fighting in the war and their leaders risked everything. The false dichotomy presented here reflect modern beliefs far more than the represent historical reality.

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If you like history this will be a fun. book.

Fun book in that it notes a lot of details often overlooked by general history learners. if you enjoy history it may not be necessarily new information but does put a lot in order and perspective.

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Guess what?

A fine overview of the American Revolution and highly recommended for people who want an in depth account without listening to longer audiobooks. It covers the conflict from start to finish with breakdowns of major battles and events providing a concluding rating system that allows one to truly understand the outcomes.

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Facts are stranger than fiction sometimes

I think Americans look at their revolution through 'rose coloured glasses'. Their entertainment history is so out of whack with actual history you have to wonder if Disney created it. As with all good stories, it is neither simple or clear cut and this book covers that. According to this history, only the British troops really come off with any honour but I am sure there was incidents not reported of misconduct. War is hell and it tends to bring out the worse and the best in people that both the loyalist and patriots shared in these. A war that could have been stopped at anytime, and as most conflicts are, based on a lie to start with. I suppose one of the great tragedies of history.

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You won’t be able to shut it off!

Great topic. Read well. Solid history. For the beginner and someone who has read or listened to many.

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Excellent History, but slightly boring

First of, this is some excellent history. You learn the reality of this war. You learn about the wins and loses, the crimes, the hurt and the victory. But it can be a bit boring at times as most of the book summarises battles and their results. I'd prefer if those details had been summarised and the lessons of the war had been emphasized instead Overall though, it's a worthwhile read