Spiegel & Grau, 9780385526203, 529pp.
Publication Date: December 29, 2009
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Written with wit and exuberance by accomplished historians, Blindspot is an affectionate send-up of the best of eighteenth-century fiction. It celebrates the art of the Enlightenment and the passion of the American Revolution by telling stories of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary time.
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Praise For Blindspot…
"A lusty romance, a murder mystery and a bit of Americana, all rolled into one big, fat historical romp . . . Lepore and Kamensky have re-created a fascinating world and brought history hotly alive."—San Francisco Chronicle
"An erudite and entertaining re-creation of colonial America on the brink of the Revolution."—New York Times Book Review
"Both frisky and learned . . . a treat."—Washington Post
"A rip-roaring yarn, a real romp . . . It's fantastic—the romance novel of your dreams."—Newsday
"A droll, edifying novel . . . Not since John Barth . . . has anyone rendered colonial America in such exquisite satirical strokes. Blindspot succeeds as raw entertainment; better, it soars as cunning academic revisionism."—Chicago Tribune
"A very smart book . . . [Blindspot] captures Colonial America's wit and vulgarity, its sensibility, sensuality and snobbery."—San Diego Union-Tribune