Ray Raphael: "Founders"
Mike Dronkers / Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 11:07 a.m.
He is speaking tonight at Northtown Books in Arcata at 7:00pm about his new book, "Founders."
Over the last decade Ray Raphael has emerged as one of our leading writers on the birth of the United States of America. In 2001 his acclaimed People’s History of the American Revolution widened history’s lens to include those not generally present in tales of our nation’s founding. In 2002 The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord led to marked rethinking about the Revolution’s beginnings in academic circles. In 2004 his Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past established new standards for all future renderings of our nation’s birth. His current book, Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation, incorporates all his work into an original synthesis, groundbreaking in its scope, its style, and its inclusiveness."