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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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incompetent military commanders and political leaders in London must have been to blame, their arrogant confidence and outdated tactics proving no match for the innovative and determined Americans.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

  • John Paul Jonesby Lincoln Lorenz

    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...

  • Those Damned Rebelsby Michael Pearson

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    A re-creation of the American Revolution from the British point of view --and a dramatically different picture of the birth of our nation. more...

  • American Insurgents, American Patriotsby T. H. Breen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 9.99

    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...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 9.99

    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" catapulted... more...

  • American Leviathanby Patrick Griffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.99

    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...