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Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock – review

Scars of Independence: America's Violent BirthScars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got a pre-publication look at this through NetGalley.

War is hell, brutal, uncivilized. Humans, despite sometimes semi-rational brains, are too near to their evolutionary roots to be anything on the average but violent creatures. No manner of romanticizing can change that. The American Revolution has been washed, sanitized, mythologized, simplified…glorified through deliberate omission and revision and far too many people have no clue that they have been fed a pack of partial truths at best. Continue reading

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