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- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 39.95
This is the true life story of the Scottish gardener?s son, John Paul, who became America?s greatest naval hero, John Paul Jones. British midshipman, African slaver, traveling actor, merchant captain, accused of murder and suspected of freebooting—this was John Paul. Captain in Washington?s Continental Navy, raider of the British coasts and victor... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00
This riveting overview of the Boston Tea Party examines the significance of the events that took place before, during, and after the incident and examines the historical, political, and sociological impact on America today. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95
The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American independence in the battle off Cape Henry in 1781. The battle off Cape Henry had ultimate effects more important than those of Waterloo. De Grasse?s action entailed upon the British the final loss of the thirteen... more...
- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99
Treacherous Beauty is the first popular biography of an eighteenth-century society girl named Peggy Shippen?close friend of a British spymaster and wife of Benedict Arnold?and how she was instrumental to the treasonous plot to sabotage the American Revolution. more...
- Lyons Press 2011; US$ 29.99
The People?s War is the story of one of history?s great events, the American Revolutionary War, told almost entirely in the words of the soldiers who fought it and the civilians who endured it. Drawing on thousands of original sources?diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers, pension applications?Noel Rae has culled the most colorful and vivid passages... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible series, master LEGO storyteller Brendan Powell Smith makes history come alive with a fresh new telling of the most fascinating details of our past. Following 2013?s Assassination! , Smith?s new Revolution! takes readers on a wild ride through events that shaped the world and shows how two revolutions inspired... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 25.24
In 1781 the British Empire suffered its most devastating defeat in a war that most believed Britain ought to have won. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in London must have been to blame, their arrogant confidence and outdated tactics proving no match for the innovative and determined Americans. But... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
Wars rarely turn out as expected. This book shows how Britain entered a conflict that it believed could not be lost. The American Patriots were similarly optimistic about their martial prospects. Although they eventually secured independence, it was only with the assistance of France and indirectly Spain, who diverted British resources from the conflict... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
The Marketplace of Revolution offers a boldly innovative interpretation of the mobilization of ordinary Americans on the eve of independence. Breen explores how colonists who came from very different ethnic and religious backgrounds managed to overcome difference and create a common cause capable of galvanizing resistance. more...