A fierce group of rebels who will never surrender. An empire with an army that has never known defeat. And a war that changed the world forever.
From George Washington crossing the icy Delaware, to Molly Pitcher fearlessly firing her cannon, to the Culper Spy Ring stealing secrets in the dead of night, the people of the American Revolution were some of the bravest and most inspiring of all time. Jump into each epic moment, from riots in the streets of Boston to the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, in this accessible guide to the birth of the United States.
Popular blogger Ben Thompson's extensive research and irresistible storytelling make history come alive in a way no textbook can! Modern language, short sections, and plenty of graphics and illustrations help readers learn about Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Betsy Ross like they never have before, making Guts & Glory: The American Revolution perfect for history lovers and newcomers alike.
Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Civil War: "The book's greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling.... Thompson's passion for his subject is infectious.... An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs."
"Action-packed.... Thompson adopts an urgent and sometimes humorous tone that conveys infectious enthusiasm.... A rousing introduction to this defining conflict that makes the history appealing and relatable."
Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War,Guts & Glory: The Vikings, and Guts & Glory: World War II. For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. Ben is named after Benjamin Franklin, but this hasn't bestowed him with any supernatural knowledge of the American Revolution. He had to research it the old-fashioned way. He invites you to visit his website at gutsandgloryhistory.com.