An epic, landmark history that places the American Revolution on a global stage while never losing sight of the struggles and sufferings of major and minor characters… Taylor’s range is masterful.—Jill Lepore, author of Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
American Revolutions is a game changer—a sprawling, ambitious history that forever alters our understanding of the Revolutionary War era.
—Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
As masterful as its author and as pluralist as its title, American Revolutions combines strong narrative drive with a kaleidoscopic array of settings and characters. In vivid prose animated by prodigious research, Taylor reveals the fight for the independence of the United States as a bloody civil war in which violence and division were the norms and clarity of purpose the exception. This is a sweeping synthesis for a new century.
—Jane Kamensky, author of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
The new standard work—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complicated beginnings of our national history.—Peter S. Onuf, coauthor of “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination