http://www.amazon.com/American-Insur...7908688&sr=1-1

I saw this at Barnes and Noble and picked it up. It received some decent reviews and from what little I have read is very good. From the review at Barnes and Noble :

Breen is aware that his use of the word "insurgents" might seem provocative in today's climate. The American revolutionaries were insurgents, he insists, and occasionally terrorists and torturers as well. He does not apologize for this fact, for he very clearly admires these insurgents and the efficiency and restraint with which they went about their nation-building task. Breen doesn't belabor comparisons with today's insurgencies and rebellions, but of course they are impossible to ignore, and he gently reminds us of the parallels. These days, Breen concludes, "as so many other people throughout the world demand their rights and justice, they challenge modern Americans to remember their own revolutionary origins."

T. H. Breen is the William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University where he is the director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies. He studies the history of early America with a special interest in political thought, material culture, and cultural anthropology. Breen has held posts as the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University and the Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University. He has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the winner of the T. Saloutus Prize for his book Tobacco Culture: the Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters of the Eve of Revolution, and the Historical Preservation Book Prize for his work Imagining the Past: East Hampton Histories. In 2010 he released his latest book American Insurgents American Patriots: The Revolution of the People

Kelly