Liberty! brings to life one of the most important and compelling stories in America’s history: the struggle for independence and the birth of the nation. New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming’s gripping narrative captures the high drama of the revolutionary war years and the unyielding courage and political genius of the men and women who imagined a new set of political possibilities for humankind – laying the foundation for the identity and character of the American people in the process. The companion volume to the PBS television series of the same name, Liberty! traces the evolution of the ideals that inspired a generation of Americans to struggle against Britain – then the most powerful country in the world – to establish the free society and democratic system that is so inherently and uniquely American.