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  • Foundersby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    "Splendid storytelling that effectively captures and humanizes the tumult of the Revolutionary Era." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Founding Fathersby Ray Raphael

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the leaders who shaped our nation. Popular interest in the Founding Fathers has surged over the past decade and is beginning to rival interest in the Civil War. People are increasingly looking back to the generation that invented this country's political ideas and institutions for help in today's complex... more...

  • The First American Revolutionby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard round the world.? Now in paperback, Ray Raphael?s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people?s historian to tell a surprising new story of America?s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local... more...

  • Mr. Presidentby Ray Raphael

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The little-known story of the dramatic political maneuverings and personalities behind the creation of the office of the president, with ramifications that continue to this day.   On June 1, 1787, when the Federal Convention first talked of establishing a new executive branch, James Wilson moved that ?the Executive consist of a single person.? To... more...

  • Constitutional Mythsby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    Americans on both sides of the aisle love to reference the Constitution as the ultimate source of truth. But which truth? What did the framers really have in mind? In a book that author R.B. Bernstein calls essential reading,? acclaimed historian Ray Raphael places the Constitution in its historical context, dispensing little-known facts and debunking... more...

  • A People's History of the American Revolutionby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read. —Howard Zinn The first major effort to tell the history of the American Revolution from the often overlooked standpoints of its everyday participants, A People?s History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    Ray Raphael has taught at a one-room public high school, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. His seventeen books include A People?s History of the American Revolution , The First American Revolution , Founders , and Constitutional Myths (all available from The New Press). Currently a senior research fellow at Humboldt State... more...

  • The Spirit of 74by Ray Raphael; Marie Raphael

    The New Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard ?round the world,? but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of '74 fills in this gap in our nation?s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea... more...

  • Revolutionary Foundersby Alfred F. Young; Ray Raphael; Gary Nash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers. While the Founding Fathers... more...

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