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I majored in history and American history was always my favorite. I’m also a huge fan of something that can serve as an easy to digest, entertaining overview of a subject before I really pursue the nitty gritty of it. This book checks those boxes.
The information flows well, it has excellent pacing and is easy to absorb as you turn the pages. It serves as an excellent but detailed introduction to the war, perfect for anyone looking to beef up their knowledge, or for students taking a course and wanting a little extra help.
I look forward to reading more Dummie history books!
I found this book fun to read. It's well-organized and it focuses really well on the American Revolution. I've studied a lot of history but I had missed some of this history. This really went into the battles and strategies that won the Patriots the war. And also have interesting tidbits about the signers of the Constitution that I found really entertaining, like Ben Franklin's habit of air bathing naked in front of windows no matter who might see him. I couldn't help but wonder if he would end up arrested for that today! This book is really a surprisingly quick read though. I read a lot of it out loud to my family, who all like history, especially the American Revolution. It moves fast and it makes a very good read aloud book.
"American Revolution For Dummies" by Steve Wiegand was a surprisingly quick and enjoyable read. The author made the topics feel more 'contemporary' because of the straightforward writing style. The pacing is really well done. The interweaving of the more famous highlights with the lesser known details was also well done. It is a streamlined narrative but that helps keep the attention. On a side note, I really enjoyed the word-play that popped up here and there. There is a lot that I had forgotten about the American Revolution so this read felt fresh and timely. I'm glad that I decided to give it a look.
This is a nice addition to the "Dummies" series of book. The author takes an academic topic and makes it an engaging and enjoyable learning experience. The text is easily understandable without being too dumbed down and juvenile. Other books on the subject can be boring and academic but this one is a great read and an easy way to learn more about the founding of our nation.