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Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips

Decatur Library Auditorium

September 25, 2013, 7:15 p.m.

The Pulitzer Prize winning author of American Theocracy and American Dynasty returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for the paperback release of 1775: A Good Year For Revolution. Phillips upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution by debunking the myth that 1776 was the struggle’s watershed year. Focusing on the great battles and events of 1775, Phillips surveys the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations of the crucial year that was the harbinger of revolution, tackling the eighteenth century with the same skill and perception he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics. The result is a dramatic account brimming with original insights about the country we eventually became.