King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn'T Tell You About The American Revolution

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'''<p><b>What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? Theyre all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution.</b></p><p>Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them. What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle naked as they were born ) close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ( If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know.</p><p><i>King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution</i> by Steve Sheinkin is a fun, funny way for young readers to learn about a chapter of American history, which has been popularized by Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show <i>Hamilton</i>.</p><p>Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of many nonfiction works, including <i>The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery</i>, Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist <i>Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon</i>, and National Book Award finalist <i>Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War</i>.</p><p><b>Praise for <i>King George: What Was His Problem?</i>:</b></p><p>For middle-graders who find Joy Hakims 11-volume <i>A History of US</i> just too daunting, historian Sheinkin offers a more digestible version of our countrys story. . . . The author expertly combines individual stories with sweeping looks at the larger picturetucking in extracts from letters, memorable anecdotes, pithy characterizations and famous lines with a liberal hand. <i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br> <b></b><br><b>A Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year</b><br><b>A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing</b><br><b></b><br><b></b><b>By Steve Sheinkin:</b></p><p><b><i>Bomb: The Race to Buildand Stealthe World's Most Dangerous Weapon</i></b><br><i><b>The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery</b></i><br><i><b>The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights</b></i>:<br><i><b>Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team</b></i><br><b><i>Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War</i></b><br><b><i>Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion</i></b><br><b><i>King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution</i></b><br><i><b>Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War</b></i></p>'''


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