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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • When Washington Crossed the Delawareby Lynne Cheney; Peter M. Fiore

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2012; Not Available

    "This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Free Blacks and People of Color in the Americas, 2-Volume Setby Stewart R. King

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 185.00

    When Columbus arrived in 1492, the first free black person?a sailor?set foot in the Americas. Over the next 400 years, as slavery spread and became entrenched in the Western Hemisphere, free blacks built communities throughout North and South America, playing a critical role in every region, colony, and country. From Canada to the Caribbean to Chile,... more...

  • The Revolutionary Years, 1775-1789by William Nester

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95

    The creation of American diplomacy and power as an art more...

  • The Autobiography of a Yankee Marinerby Michael J. Crawford

    Potomac Books Inc. 2002; US$ 18.95

    In 1806, when retired sea captain and religious activist Christopher Prince (1751-1832) began to write his life’s story, he wanted simply to leave his family a record of his experiences. Today, his autobiography survives as one of the extremely rare participants’ accounts of seafaring during the American Revolution. As a literary work, it... more...

  • Black Patriots and Loyalistsby Alan Gilbert

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary... more...

  • The Hessiansby Rodney Atwood

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 43.00

    A study of the German auxiliaries who fought with the British against the American colonists. more...

  • Battle Of Brooklyn 1776by John J. Gallagher

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    Maryland and Delaware troops sacrificed themselves to cover Washington's retreat from Long Island in one of the most desperate battles in American history. more...

  • George Washington's Military Geniusby Dave Richard Palmer

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.95

    George Washington?s military strategy has been called bumbling at worst and brilliant at best. So which is it? Was George Washington a strategic genius or just lucky? So asks Dave R. Palmer in his new book, George Washington?s Military Genius . An updated edition of Palmer's earlier work, The Way of the Fox , George Washington?s Military Genius... more...

  • The Swamp Foxby Scott D. Aiken

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 42.95

    As one of the Patriot leaders in the Carolinas, the partisan campaign conducted by Brigadier General Francis Marion and his irregular force during the American Revolution prevented South Carolina from completely succumbing to British control during the period between the capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the start of Major General Nathanael Greene?s... more...

  • Amid a Warring Worldby Robert W. Smith

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 60.00

    The critical role of early American diplomacy in preserving the existence of the United States more...