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Michael Barone has written a wonderful history of what transpired in England before our own revolution.
The founding fathers, however, followed the political philosophy of John Locke who had great admiration for that 1688 English Revolution.
The book had great potential, but the author did not have the "right stuff" or scolarship to pull it off.
Michael Barone’s examination of the English Revolution of 1688-1989, “Our First Revolution,” came highly recommended to me but turned out to be a major disappointment and let... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hansen Alexander
Ok, to me this is clearly "pop" history - the kind of fun history buff book you buy at the airport . . (I got it at a darn good price so maybe I shouldn't go negative but . . . Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by JimtheBaptist
I simply could not make it through this book, and I inevitably hate myself for giving up on any book. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by VA Duck
This is an amazing story! Without the Glorious Revolution the United States and the world would be vastly different today. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Chawks
Our First Revolution, by Michael Barone, is the story of the Revolution of 1688 in Britain in which James II was forced from the throne and replaced by the joint monarchs William... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Leonard J. Wilson
Michael Barone is a very smart man, and his name as author convinced me to read this book. Great story, but poorly told. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by Roger Snowden
You may be familiar with Michael Barone due to his appearances on Fox News on primary and general election nights in which he dispenses great insights resulting from his... Read morePublished on April 11, 2010 by Eric Mayforth
This work is about the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 that brought William and Mary to power in England and deposed James II. Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by David M. Dougherty
I go tired of this book 1/2 way through. The author knows his stuff, but it's too detailed when it doesn't have to be. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Historian