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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Kid Soldierby Jennifer Maruno

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 8.99

    Fatherless fifteen-year-old Richard is befriended by a former military man in St. Catharines, Ontario. After attending army summer training camp in 1939, he joins the army at the start of the Second World War, lying about his age. He ships out to Britain for training. There he witnesses the Battle of Britain and is wounded during the Blitz. more...

  • American Soulby Justin B. Dyer; David L. Boren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    American Soul brings together a variety of primary source documents related to the contested meaning and legacy of the Declaration of Independence, and the various speeches and writings assembled together demonstrate how competing interpretations of the Declaration have shaped, and been shaped by, two and a half centuries of political conflict in... more...

  • Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisyby Gavin K. Watt

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed to repel them, despite the odds. more...

  • Choosing Sidesby Ruma Chopra

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 44.99

    Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America?s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society?s collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves, and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists:... more...

  • 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...

  • Now You Know ? Heroes, Villains, and Visionariesby Doug Lennox

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 29.99

    These four books from Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provide answers to such queries about famous figures as: Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? How did a dog named Gander become a Canadian war hero? and Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? 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...