Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review of "Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began," by Lucille Recht Penner

Review of

Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began, by Lucille Recht Penner ISBN 0439334241

Four out of five stars

 This book is an excellent addition to home and school libraries of history. Written at the level of the very late elementary school student, it gives a candid explanation of the causes and events of the American war for independence.

 There is a bit of bias towards the colonists, while there is mention of the French and Indian War and the British victory in that conflict, there is no mention of the cost. The British leaders were justified in believing that the colonists should pay for the expenses of the war that benefited the colonists. There is a clear explanation of how heavy-handed the British actions were, the taxes were simply imposed with no negotiations or representation. Had the British leadership been more reasonable, it is likely there would have been no revolution.

 An easy and informative read, this is a book that should be read by all American children.

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