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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

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Original price $28.95 - Original price $28.95
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$28.95
$28.95 - $28.95
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"Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom" by Russell Shorto. ISBN 978-0-393-24554-7. Copyright 2018. Hardcover with 622 pages including notes, bibliography, and index.

This book is a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Prize. The George Washington Prize is one of the nations’ largest and most prestigious literary awards.

This fast-paced story 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.

The characters 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. This powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values make the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.

A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase.