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The Fire of Liberty, Esmond Wright, "The Folio Society, London 1983", red cloth covered boards; color and b/w illustrations; very good condition with unmarked pages; external slipcase very good.


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"Who shall write the history of the American Revolution?  Who can write it?  Who will ever be able to write it?"  So ex-president John Adams wrote to ex-president Thomas Jefferson on 30 July 1815.  As in any war, fact soon becomes legend, and legend becomes folklore.


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"Esmond Wright (5 November 1915, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - 9 August 2003, Masham, North Yorkshire) was an English historian of the United States, Director of the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London from 1971 to 1983, a television personality, and a Conservative politician. Wright had a grammar school education in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before winning an open scholarship to Durham University and, in 1938, a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship to the University of Virginia. He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 1988. In a 1967 by-election, he was returned as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the previously Labour-held seat of Glasgow Pollok. He was defeated by Labour's James White in the 1970 General Election." Wikipedia

THE FIRE OF LIBERTY by Esmond Wright

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