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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 8:36 p.m. PST

"Holger Hoock's grimly detailed "history of violence" in the conflict between Great Britain and its rebellious colonies across the Atlantic offers a sobering corrective to the sanitized version of the American Revolution passed down through generations by the victorious United States. He paints a disturbing picture of what was in many ways a civil war, with both sides committing atrocities. He also provides a fascinating case study in the power of myth-making and it seems only fitting that even at the birth of their nation, the Americans had a better grasp of the need for good publicity…."
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Piyan Glupak07 Nov 2019 9:41 p.m. PST

Can't see much of the article because I get nag-ware telling me to get a Facebook account. However, some of the books that I got for my Kindle when I started my American War of Independence 6mm armies told me much the same. This includes books written by US patriotic citizens in the 19th Century.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

All true, but the treatment of American prisoners by the British government has been buried by time and intent.


Ashokmarine08 Nov 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

It's almost as if they thought war was sanitary. It's a very naive article.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 11:12 a.m. PST



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