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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • The Human Tradition in the American Revolutionby Nancy L. Rhoden; Ian K. Steele; Stephen Aron; Edward J. Cashin; David Grimsted; Gary L. Hewitt; Alison Duncan Hirsch; Phillip W. Hoffman; Thomas J. Humphrey; Maurice Jackson; Michelle Leung; Katherine M. J. McKenna; Gary B. Nash; Jon W. Parmenter; John Sainsbury; John Shy; Sheila Skemp; Daniel Vickers

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99

    This collection of 17 biographies provides a unique opportunity for the reader to go beyond the popular heroes of the American Revolution and discover the diverse populace that inhabited the colonies during this pivotal point in history. more...

  • People's Warby Noel Rae

    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...

  • Treacherous Beautyby Stephen Case; Mark Jacob

    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...

  • The Men Who Lost Americaby Andrew O'Shaughnessy

    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incompetent military commanders and political leaders in London must have been to blame, their arrogant confidence and outdated tactics proving no match for the innovative and determined Americans.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...

  • Admiral De Grasse and American Independenceby Charles Lee Lewis

    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...

  • Fighting over the Foundersby Andrew M. Schocket

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation?s founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.? ?Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers... more...

  • The Marketplace of Revolutionby T. H. Breen

    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...

  • Patriot Piratesby Robert H. Patton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    In this lively narrative history, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the World War II battlefield legend, tells a sweeping tale of courage, capitalism, naval warfare, and international political intrigue set on the high seas during the American Revolution. Patriot Pirates highlights the obscure but pivotal role played by colonial privateers in defeating... more...

  • A Short History of the American Revolutionby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The first one-volume survey of the American Revolution that is both objective and comprehensive, this outstanding narrative history traces the growth of a conflict that inexorably set the American colonies on the road to independence. Offering a spirited chronicle of the war itself -- the campaigns and strategies, the leaders on both sides, the problems... more...