Books by Theodore Draper

Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A skillfully told, first-rate examination of the economic and political circumstances that made the American Revolution unavoidable."
In a compellingly argued review of events leading to the 1775 clash at Lexington and Concord, historian Draper (A Very Thin Line, 1991, etc.) contends that the American Revolution was not an ideological battle between democracy and monarchy; it was rather a pure struggle for power on the part of colonies that had experienced a significant but incomplete degree of economic and political self-determination. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1991

"A compelling warning about the Constitutional dangers posed by presidential overreaching in foreign policyoverwhelming at times, but with all the insistent urgency of a fire alarm in the night. (Photographsnot seen.)"
A step-by-step explanation of the labyrinthine scandal that briefly unnerved the Reagan presidency, presented with all the crushing force of a prosecutor's 650-page brief. Read full book review >