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About the BookFrom one of the great political journalists of our time comes a boldly argued reinterpretation of the central event in our collective past--a book that portrays the American Revolution not as a clash of ideologies but as a Machiavellian struggle for power.
Book SynopsisDraper's startlingly original account of the causes and nature of the American Revolution is an acute dissection of the process that led to the final break with England and to the armed revolt in 1775. He lucidly examines the logic of dissolution, and the manifold ways in which trade and commerce resulted in an inexorably unfolding revolutionary process.
About the AuthorTheodore Draper (1912-2006) was the winner of the American Historical Association's 1990 Herbert Feis Award for nonacademically affiliated historians, and is the author of numerous books, including A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs. A long-time contributor to the New York Review of Books, he was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and lived in Princeton, New Jersey.