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Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star team of thinkers and politicos who gave birth to the United States. “Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Madison,” the professor says. “No other country has been so blessed.” Beyond the Boston Tea Party, and “the shot heard around the world,” and assorted military triumphs, the American Revolution was an event in history with deep intellectual roots. The Revolution’s ideas...

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