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Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War) Paperback – June 29, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
His style is wonderful. Shaara said that when researching the Civil War books the likes of Lee and Grant visited him, as in a dream. I expect that Franklin (my favorite character) did likewise. I truly envy him!
This is volume one of an expected two volume set. I read this book quickly today (devoured it!) and am looking forward to volume two.
Anyone who would seek to understand the origins of the American Revolution and the precepts of political order, private property, individual liberty and the rule of law which made this the keystone for human freedom will find this a compelling book.Shaara captures with remarkable accuracy the process of how these revolutionaries placed themselves at enormous risk to create a new future. His portrait of how the Continental Congress moves slowly and with great agony toward independence is worth the entire book. His portrait of Franklin gradually becoming first disillusioned then embittered, then angry and finally defiant against the very Britain he had wanted to belong to is worth a dozen books.
I cannot recommend this book too strongly if you would like to understand how America came to be. I am looking forward to the promised second volume.
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The apple didn't fall too far from the tree as Jeff Shaara is an excellent author as was his dad, Michael.Published 16 hours ago by Froggy
Jeff Shaara gives a personality to important historical figures and pulled me back our country's revolutionary war. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Becky
I want my grandchildren to read this. It will stay with them their entire lives and make them understand what makes us who we are.Published 8 days ago by John Butler
Great historical novel. Finished it the day before the 4th of July. Read a small portion of it to our guests on the 4 th. Have begun to read the 2 new book.Published 17 days ago by Carole Williamson
For history, this is really pretty good. As a novel, the characters needed much more development. From Thomas Gage to Ben Franklin to John Adams to George Washington, you felt they... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pusherman
I never really absorbed the history of the revolution. The schools skim over a lot of important details. I think I learned a lot of important context here.Published 3 months ago by Mark Steinberger
The history of our beginnings in a highly readable story. While this book is presented as a novel, the characters and events are true to life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donald A. Cooley Jr.