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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Never Meant to Surviveby Joao H. Costa Vargas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    In Never Meant to Survive, Costa Vargas presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles to resist it. Through examination of two cities linked by common experiences of Blackness, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, the book identifies anti-black genocide as a prevailing force in organizing individuals... more...

  • Special Operations in the American Revolutionby Robert Tonsetic

    Casemate 2013; US$ 18.95

    When the American Revolution began, the colonial troops had little hope of matching His Majesty’s highly trained, experienced British and German legions in confrontational battle. Indeed, Washington’s army suffered defeat after defeat in the first few years of the war, fighting bravely but mainly trading space for time. However, the Americans... more...

  • George Washington's Enforcersby Harry M. Ward

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    A well-disciplined army was vital to win American independence, but policing soldiers during the Revolution presented challenges. George Washington’s Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army examines how justice was left to the overlapping duties of special army personnel and how an improvised police force imposed rules and regulations on... more...

  • George Washington's Surprise Attackby Phillip Thomas Tucker

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95

    Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas Tucker provides an in-depth look at the events of the Battle of Trenton, weeding out fiction and legend and presenting new insights and analysis.... more...

  • George Rogers Clark and the War in the Westby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95

    "Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier, where Ohio Valley settlers fought for the land they had claimed -- and for their very lives. George Rogers Clark stepped forward to organize... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...

  • Benedict Arnold's Armyby Arthur S. Lefkowitz

    Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 18.99

    A brilliant American combat officer and this country’s most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold "the American Hannibal" after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective... more...

  • Short History of the American Revolutionary War, Aby Stephen Conway

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 25.00

    The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world?s first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists? formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something a mythic character, especially in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere?s ride to raise the countryside... more...

  • Jonathan Deanby Hans GŁnter Brauch; Teri Grimwood

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Jonathan Dean (1924-2014) was a distinguished U.S. diplomat (1950-1980) and from 1984 to 2007 global security adviser to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a pioneering conceptual thinker, writer and speaker on detente in Europe, global cooperative security, arms control and disarmament. He authored:... more...

  • A Respectable Armyby James Kirby Martin; Mark Edward Lender

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    When the first edition of this highly successful volume appeared in 1982, the proponents of the “new” military history were just gaining full momentum. Their objective was to reach beyond the traditional focus of military studies—the flow of guns, combat, and tactics that influenced the immediate outcome of battles and martial conflicts,... more...