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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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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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One giant political Ad read

I was excited to hear about aspects of the AR I haven’t heard before but OMG this was tough. The narrator reads the content like it is a political attack ad crossed with a WWE wrestler interview. The content is soooo slanted to the right. I was disappointed that I couldn’t just hear an alternative view of the revolution. Classifying all other accounts of the revolution as Marxist or anti-America haters is a bit much.

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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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Great Read!

I was not raise in the PC generation, but remember still, much of this from what I was taught. Yet, there was much to our country's founding that I did not know. Great book!

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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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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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A Boring Politically Slanted Reading List

I only listened to the first half hour, but all it is is a collection of short literature reviews. it dosen't provide any really substance or narrative, just samples of what each book is about. it starts out by calling out "Marixist" and "leftist" tellings of history and talks about the value of religion and that, in very short blurbs, I guess is the whole thing.

Due to the nature of the book it dosen't have time to back up or substantiate anything. If you want a reading list this is biased but okay I guess. if you want an actual history of the Revolution and one that makes an attempt at objective evaluation then I would recommend one of the other great books on Audible, like Bunker Hill or any of the Great Courses stuff.

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I'm In!

If this is really Politically Incorrect, then count me in!

I loved the way each chapter proved a scorecard of the key leaders. I felt the scoring was very fair.

I also appreciated the recommended reading in theme of the event. Although a bit more difficult in its Audible format, I will revisit some of these chapters and be sure I retrieve the book recommendations. I want to learn more on some of these events and the suggested reading is much appreciated.

Being interested in our history, many of the events were familiar and I enjoyed hearing the author's prospective.

But the greatest walk away is the narrative that America was successful b/c the colonists were used to self governing. It breaks my heart we have instated so many public programs we appear to be feeding folks instead of teaching how to fish.

I think our Patriots would be disappointed in this.

The Patriots were some tough people and its so nice to have bonded with England after our breakaway. Like a lot of divorces, sometimes you best serve your surroundings being apart.

God bless the folks who fought for my freedom!

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Having read lots of biographies and history books concerning the American Revolution, I didn't expect to learn much, but was pleasantly surprised to find much new and interesting information not covered in other books. Interesting and entertaining for the general reader!

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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

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