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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • The American Revolutionby Bruce Jr Bliven

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. The British... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Robert Allison

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Between 1760 and 1800, the people of the United States created a new nation, based on the idea that all people have the right to govern themselves. This concise book recreates the experiences that led to the Revolution; the experience of war; and the post-war creation of a new political society. more...

  • Revolutionary America 1764 - 1789by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For more than 150 years, English men and women had planted themselves along the Atlantic Coast of the New World as colonists, intent on creating new lives of possibility and opportunity. But by the 1760s, countless thousands of people who had been loyal to king and country began to question that same loyalty. As British authorities began to hamper... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Revolutionary Americaby Paul A. Gilje

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 300.00

    The American Revolution is one of the most studied time periods in U.S. history and a substantial part of the history curriculum in schools. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America is the definitive reference to everything students need to know about this pivotal moment in American history. Written by a preeminent scholar in the field,... more...

  • American Insurgents, American Patriotsby T. H. Breen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99

    Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, T. H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans?most of them members of farm families living in small communities?were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority.... more...

  • The Minutemen and Their Worldby Robert A. Gross; Alan M. Taylor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The Minutemen and Their World , first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author. On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The "shot heard round the world" catapulted... more...

  • American Leviathanby Patrick Griffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 25.99

    The war that raged along America's frontier during the period of the American Revolution was longer, bloodier, and arguably more revolutionary than what transpired on the Atlantic coast. Between 1763 and 1795 westerners not only participated in a War of Independence but engaged in a revolution that ushered in fundamental changes in social relations,... more...

  • A Few Bloody Nosesby Robert Harvey

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    Liberty against oppression, right against wrong - a clear message has come down to us about the origins of the American War of Independence, one of the founding events of the modern world. As with so many legends, the truth is somewhat different. In this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns most of our assumptions about the causes of the... more...

  • Bloody British History Camdenby Dick Weindling; Marianne Colloms

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Camden has a dark side to rival that of any London borough. The first murderer to be caught using transatlantic cable lived in Camden and the last woman to be hanged shot her lover outside a Hampstead pub. Riots, disasters and accidents feature heavily in the area's history: many residents, for example, were caught up in the worst ice-skating accident... more...

  • Where the Hell Have You Been?by Tom Carver

    Short Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured. As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid: unknown to anyone, he was the stepson of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the Allied Commander who had just inflicted the first serious defeat... more...