The Eve of the Revolution
by Carl Becker

A well-written account of the events in England and America that led to the declaration of independence. Becker writes as though he has no sense of morality and is amused by observing the power that ideals and justice can have over other men. It is part of Becker's theory of history writing that the author should be an objective, value-free monster.

Year Read: 1977

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