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incompetent military commanders and political leaders in London must have been to blame, their arrogant confidence and outdated tactics proving no match for the innovative and determined Americans.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