"A Few Bloody Noses"

"A Few Bloody Noses"

The Realities and Mythologies of the American Revolution

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
We meant well to the Americans-just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States, the most powerful country in the modern world.

Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators was brilliantly reviewed on both sides of the ocean, challenges conventional views of the American Revolution in almost every aspect-why it happened, who was winning and when, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves. In a time when the history of the United States is being reconsidered-when David McCullough'sJohn Adams and Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers top the bestseller lists-Harvey creatively studies this seminal event in the making of the United States. He takes a penetrating look at a war that was both vicious and confused, bloody and protracted, and marred on both sides by incompetence and bad faith. He underscores the effect of the Revolution on the settlers in America, and those at home in Britain-the country that the settlers had left behind, and to which many returned. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable account.

WW Norton
The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States, the most powerful country in the modern world.Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators was brilliantly reviewed on both sides of the ocean, challenges conventional views of the American Revolution in almost every aspect-why it happened, who was winning and when, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves. In a time when the history of the United States is being reconsidered-when David McCullough's John Adams and Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers top the bestseller lists-Harvey creatively studies this seminal event in the making of the United States. He takes a penetrating look at a war that was both vicious and confused, bloody and protracted, and marred on both sides by incompetence and bad faith. He underscores the effect of the Revolution on the settlers in America, and those at home in Britain-the country that the settlers had left behind, and to which many returned. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable account.
We meant well to the Americans-just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III.

Baker & Taylor
A former member of the British Parliament overturns many myths about the American Revolution in this compelling, refreshing account of the birth of the United States from the British point of view. 17,500 first printing.

Book News
A columnist and member of the British parliament, while characterizing US independence as the defining act in modern world history, offers an account of it without the patriotic sheen Americans are arduous in keeping polished. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
"We meant well to the Americans - just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States - this extraordinary country, this amalgam of people from every corner of the earth.
Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators cast a new light on the struggle against colonialism in South America, challenges many conventional views of the American Revolution - why it happened, who was winning and when, who was for it and who was not, the characteus of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves.

Baker
& Taylor

A former member of the British Parliament overturns many myths about the American Revolution in this account of the birth of the United States from a British point of view.

Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781585672738
1585672734
Branch Call Number: 973.3 HARVE
Characteristics: xii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : John Murray, 2001

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