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Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize-winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd." He shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Wood rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with a true sense of its drama-and not a little awe.
About the Author
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Radicalism of the American Revolution."
Paul Boehmer graduated with a master's degree and was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. He has worked on Broadway and extensively in regional theater, and has been cast in various roles in many episodes of "Star Trek." Paul's love of literature and learning led him by nature to his work as a narrator for audiobooks, his latest endeavour.
"The most important study of the American Revolution to appear in over twenty years...a landmark book." ---Pauline Maier, The New York Times Book Review