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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.96

    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...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • The Radicalism of the American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.... 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$ 11.25

    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...

  • American Leviathanby Patrick Griffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Bloody British History Camdenby Marianne Colloms; Dick Weindling

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    ?BLACK DEATH! The HORRORS of the PLAGUE in Camden!?My WIFE is under the floor! The true story of Camden murderer DOCTOR CRIPPEN!?The elephant stampede! WEIRD ACCIDENTS and STRANGE EVENTS galore!Camden has a dark side to rival that of any London borough. The haunt of highwaymen, its fields also witnessed numerous duels. Crime, poverty and depravity... 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...

  • Liberty and Equalityby Tibor R. Machan

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    This book takes an unflinching look at the difficult, often emotional issues that arise when egalitarianism collies with individual liberties, ultimately showing why the kind of egalitarianism preached by socialists and other sentimentalists is not an option in a free society. more...