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The Resource Revolution song : a story of American freedom, Russell Shorto

Revolution song : a story of American freedom, Russell Shorto

Label
Revolution song : a story of American freedom
Title
Revolution song
Title remainder
a story of American freedom
Statement of responsibility
Russell Shorto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his epic new book, Russell Shorto takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light. They include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband to chart her own course, and a certain Mr. Washington, who was admired for his social graces but harshly criticized for his often-disastrous military strategy. Through these lives we understand that the revolution was fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending."--Jacket flap
Summary
From the best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World comes an account of the American Revolution that draws on diaries, letters and more to flesh out six disparate lives affected by the war, including an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a woman who abandoned her abusive husband and an often-criticized George Washington
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574460
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shorto, Russell
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of American freedom
Label
Revolution song : a story of American freedom, Russell Shorto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sons of fathers -- A tide in the affairs of men -- The turtle's back -- The charming sound of bullets -- World on fire -- This land I have made for you and not for others -- The spirit that rages -- Thirteen toasts -- Assuming command -- A natural inclination to liberty -- The city of New York will, in all human probability, very soon be the scene of a bloody conflict -- So celestial an article -- Cannons muskets drums -- White freedom -- I am your son! I am a warrior! -- Numberless meteors gleaming through the atmosphere -- The cause of humanity -- Rough hewer -- Glowing with zeal for the general happiness and improvement of mankind -- Which nothing else can equal
Control code
ocn971353907
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 621 pages
Isbn
9780393245547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)971353907
Label
Revolution song : a story of American freedom, Russell Shorto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sons of fathers -- A tide in the affairs of men -- The turtle's back -- The charming sound of bullets -- World on fire -- This land I have made for you and not for others -- The spirit that rages -- Thirteen toasts -- Assuming command -- A natural inclination to liberty -- The city of New York will, in all human probability, very soon be the scene of a bloody conflict -- So celestial an article -- Cannons muskets drums -- White freedom -- I am your son! I am a warrior! -- Numberless meteors gleaming through the atmosphere -- The cause of humanity -- Rough hewer -- Glowing with zeal for the general happiness and improvement of mankind -- Which nothing else can equal
Control code
ocn971353907
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 621 pages
Isbn
9780393245547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)971353907

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