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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom - RUSSELL SHORTO

Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

RUSSELL SHORTO

 
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Russell Shorto’s work has been praised as “first-rate intellectual history” (Wall Street Journal), “literary alchemy” (Chicago Tribune) and simply “astonishing” (New York Times).

In his epic new book, Russell Shorto takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light. They include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband to chart her own course and a certain Mr. Washington, who was admired for his social graces but harshly criticized for his often-disastrous military strategy.

Through these lives we understand that the revolution was fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.

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Auteur :  RUSSELL SHORTO
Titre : Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
Date de parution : novembre 2017
Éditeur : W.W.NORTON & COMPANY
Collection : HARDCOVER
Sujet : HIST. U.S.A.
ISBN : 9780393245547 (0393245543)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12466212
No de produit : 2268401

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