Recommended by Christopher Hitchens as "the great book" on the American Revolution

In an online interview, Hitchens is asked:
what historical figures, events, movements, or books do you feel have been ignored, or under emphasized, in the public education of young people?
His answer:
The founding of the United States and its emergence as "the world's first and only secular democratic federal republic" is terribly understudied these days.
He goes on:
the great book to read [on the topic] would be Theodore Draper's book Struggle for Power
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