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George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Paperback – Multiple Formats, January 9, 2007
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If you're looking for a lot of info about George Washington, this really isn't the book. If you want a children's book where the author attempts to give a look at both sides of the war, she does that here. Her artwork is wonderful in its simplicity, yet still loaded with detail.
One thing missing from this book, since it's as much about differences as it is parallels...My son wondered if George III ever actually fought for his country like George Washington did.
And then, Schanzer has Washington smiling broadly during the charge of the Battle of Princeton, as he says "It's a fine fox chase, my boys." I doubt he smiled at all, simply because he was continuously troubled by painful tooth problems, wore dismally uncomfortable dentures and was very self conscious of the whole matter.Read more ›
This is a diligently researched book. Do not let the fact that it is a "picture book" fool you - this book is written at about a seventh grade reading level, and it shows. Many pages of dense text, and a lot more informative than most textbooks I had through high school!
The author worked hard to avoid painting the British and the Loyalists as monsters - and they weren't! They had reasons for their actions just the same as the revolutionaries did. Likewise, she doesn't present the patriots as unalloyed saints - and they weren't, any more than you and I are! They did good things for good reasons, good things for selfish reasons, and bad things for the same reason anybody does bad things. And yes, horrific acts were committed by both sides in this war, against enemies and innocents alike.
The illustrations and quotations enliven and complement the text, but they do not take over the book. I really advise this book for ANYbody wanting to learn more about the Revolution.
However, I have two problems with the book. First, Schnanzer emphasis on the life of George III seems to be misplaced. Although an important historical figure, it is inaccurate to portray him as having an equal stature as George Washington. It is Washington's story that really drives the American Revolution and the early years of the American Republic. Second, I think her illustrations do not fit with a historical book. They strike me as better suited to fiction for a younger set. They are cute but not a good fit. Finally, I think Betsy Maestro's "Liberty or Death" is a much better book. Like Schnanzer, Betsy Maestro is not afraid of a complex story. What make her book better is that she tells the story without creating an artificial duality between the two Georges.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Summer reading requirement for granddaughter. Purchased for her.Published 26 days ago by Sally King
Great, detailed book that compares and contrasts the two Georges of Colonial America. My fifth graders loved it!Published 1 month ago by Christina Mathiesen
Nice book. As an adult, I enjoyed reading it. Definitely for a child with more of an attention span to be able to process the information and appreciate the comparisons.Published 1 month ago by Rebecca
This book read very easily and had some interesting drawings. However, as someone who has a deeper knowledge of the Revolutionary War, I found it be more suitable for beginners.Published 4 months ago by Walter
A good book that gives the reader a perspective of both sides. Books like these create a child to think, and realize that there is always two sides to every story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer