A Struggle for Power by Theodore Draper
The American Revolution (Vintage)

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rom one of the great political journalists of our time comes a boldly argued reinterpretation of the central event in our collective past--a book that portrays the American Revolution not as a clash of ideologies but as a Machiavellian struggle for power.

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About Theodore Draper

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Theodore Draper is the author of many books on contemporary politics and international relations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Both "The Roots of American Communism" and "American Communism and Soviet Russia" were commissioned by the Fund for the Republic series on Communism in American Life edited by Clinton Rossiter.
Published May 4, 2011 by Vintage. 560 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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 In a compellingly argued review of events leading to the 1775 clash at Lexington and Concord, historian Draper (A Very Thin Line, 1991, etc.) contends that the American Revolution was not an ideological battle between democracy and monarchy; it was rather a pure struggle for power on the part o...

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Draper's elegantly written, masterful study overturns many preconceptions about the causes of the American Revolution. Before 1763, he observes, the status quo worked largely in favor of the 13 coloni

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