http://raglinen.com/book -- The official book trailer for Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, November 2012) by Todd Andrlik and featuring commentary by 37 top historians.
In 400 full-color pages, experience the American Revolution the same way that many colonists did -- reading straight from the pages of town newspapers and broadsheets. Colonial newspapers published between 1763 and 1783 fanned the flames of rebellion in America, provided critical correspondence during the war, sustained loyalty to the cause and ultimately aided in the outcome. From start to finish, these newspapers deliver incomparable insight about America's founding. Historian Robert J. Allison, one of the book's 37 contributors, explains the experience as a chance to encounter things and worlds that no one else knows exist, and to see the world as George Washington and Paul Revere saw it. When Reporting the Revolutionary War launches on November 1, 2012, readers will learn firsthand what many historians claim: without newspapers, there would have been no American Revolution.
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