A groundbreaking account of the American Revolution from the bestselling author of American Dynasty In this major new work, icoclastic historian and political chronicler Kevin Phillips upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution by debunking the myth that 1776 was the struggle s watershed year. Focusing on the great battles and events of 1775, Phillips surveys the political climate, ecomic structures, and military preparations of the crucial year that was the harbinger of revolution, tackling the eighteenth century with the same skill and perception he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and ecomics. The result is a dramatic account brimming with original insights about the country we eventually became.
Kevin Phillips has been a political and an economic commentator for four decades. 1775 is his fifteenth book. He lives in Connecticut.