America: Revolution George Washington

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Published: May 19th 2011

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America: Revolution  by  George Washington

America: Revolution by George Washington
May 19th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 246 pages | ISBN: | 7.39 Mb

There are few more exciting or inspiring events in history than the AmericanRevolution. In this fascinating volume, youll read about the events leading upto the Revolution in General Washingtons own journals. Youll discover BenjaminFranklinsMoreThere are few more exciting or inspiring events in history than the AmericanRevolution.

In this fascinating volume, youll read about the events leading upto the Revolution in General Washingtons own journals. Youll discover BenjaminFranklins plan for the Union, accounts of great battles by Washington and othergenerals, Washingtons correspondence with Lafayette, contemporary accounts ofthe Boston Tea Party, Benedict Arnolds treachery and more. What could surpassThomas Jeffersons own story of writing the Declaration of Independence, or theintimate personal letters of John Adams telling how he maneuvred Jefferson intowriting it?

Or Daniel Boones own account of his migration to Kentucky, PaulReveres own story of his midnight ride, General Cornwalliss account of theBattle of Yorktown? There are accounts here from American, British and Frenchsources, for you to weigh up and reach your own conclusions, based on the bestoriginal sources, about these epoch-making events.Introduction To The SeriesAfter youve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident, you begin toworry about history. This observation, attributed to the comedian HennyYoungman, summarizes the dilemma you face when you want to find out what reallyhappened in the past.

When you read a history book, the facts are actually theauthors own interpretation, often colored by a conscious or unconscious wish tohave you share a particular point of view. Youre one step (or many steps)removed from the original source material.Thats why the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States compiled this 12-volume collection of writings of people who actually witnessed the key events inAmerican history - the actual actors in the events or contemporary observers ofthem.

Past historians have spent decades locating, studying and consulting vastamounts of material such as this. This meticulously chosen selection brings youthe essence of history as originally recorded by those who participated in it.Youll be reading mostly eye-witness accounts, by people contemporary with theevents they describe, including many significant historical figures themselves.So you can make your own assessments, draw your own conclusions and gain anunderstanding of past events undistorted by the prejudices, assumptions andselectivity of professional historians.

In some instances where there arentreliable or easily accessible eye-witness accounts, the compilers have chosenextracts from objective, authoritative historians of past generations such asFrancis Parkman whose judgements have stood the test of time.The extracts chosen arent dry as dust: they provide an exciting, highlyreadable narrative from the living past.

Theyre part of the primary sourcematerial on which all historical research is based - and these e-books bringthis original, classic reporting to you directly. Through these accounts, yourknowledge of American history will be immeasurably greater, your understandingof the key events in the building of the nation immensely increased.Founded in 1899, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is anonprofit organization dedicated to foster camaderie among United Statesveterans of overseas conflicts, from the Spanish-American War to Iraq andAfghanistan, and to ensure that they receive due respect and entitlements forthe sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of the nation.



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