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John W. Hall ...
 Himself - Military Historian, West Point 13 episodes, 2007
Mark Hilliard ...
 American Soldier, British Soldier 13 episodes, 2007
Bryan Kennedy ...
 American soldier 13 episodes, 2007
Larry A. Maxwell ...
 Reenactor 13 episodes, 2007
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 American Soldier / ... 13 episodes, 2007
Caroline Cox ...
 Herself - Historian, University of the Pacific 12 episodes, 2007
Bruce Chadwick ...
 Himself - Author, George Washington's War 11 episodes, 2007
Christopher Brown ...
 Himself - Historian, Rutgers University 10 episodes, 2007
Gary B. Nash ...
 Himself - Historian, UCLA 10 episodes, 2007
Willard Sterne Randall ...
 Himself - Author, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor / ... 10 episodes, 2007
Ray Raphael ...
 Himself - Author & Historian 8 episodes, 2007
Mark Collins ...
 George Washington 7 episodes, 2007
James Horton ...
 Himself - George Washington University 7 episodes, 2007
Stacy Schiff ...
 Herself - Author, A Great Improvisation 7 episodes, 2007
Libby O'Connell ...
 Herself - Chief Historian, History Channel 6 episodes, 2007
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3 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

"The Revolution" is a 13 part series on the American Revolutionary War, with a focus on George Washington (which seems natural) but which also covers the activities of Benjamin Franklin, and Benedict Arnold as well as John Paul Jones, John Adams, the war with the Indians, etc. It is mostly a series about the War per se with very little about the politics, economics, or domestic life.

The episodes stick to the facts with few attempts to embellish. The maps and expert interviews are all adequate, although there is a tendency to overuse some of the footage and also to spend a little too much time summarizing. The reenactments are excellent for a docudrama

Personally I preferred the series "Sons of Liberty" (2015) as this series gave some fresh perspectives on the war. Other important TV series include "The Adams Chronicles" (1976), "Washington's Spies" (2014), and Ben Franklin (1974). But there is far too little about the American Revolution so this is a welcome addition.


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