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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • 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...

  • The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Major General William Heathby William Heath; Sean M. Heuvel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on... 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...

  • Turning the World Upside Down: The War of American Independence and the Problem of Empireby Neil York

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    York illustrates how Revolutionary Americans founded an empire as well as a nation, and how they saw the two as inseparable. While they had rejected Britain and denounced power politics, they would engage in realpolitik and mimic Britain as they built their empire of liberty. England had become Great Britain as an imperial nation, and Britons believed... more...

  • Daily Life During the American Revolutionby Dorothy Volo; James Volo

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 64.00

    How did the patriot army dress themselves? What was the British soldier's food ration and what were women's roles during the revolution? What types of weapons did the combatants use and how large were the naval vessels of the day? This engaging and informative resource on the social and material history of the Revolutionary War period answers these... more...

  • Inventing Ethan Allenby John J. Duffy; H. Nicholas Muller III

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fascinating look at the genesis, longevity, and meaning of the story of Ethan Allen in the context of Vermont history and memory more...

  • The American Crisisby Thomas Paine

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution by eighteenth century enlightenment Philosopher and author Thomas Paine. The first volume begins with the famous words "These are the times that try men's souls". There were sixteen pamphlets in total together often known as "The... more...

  • 1777by John S. Pancake

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 29.95

     “A revisionist view of the Revolution’s most crucial year… it explodes many of the myths surrounding Burgoyne’s Canadian expedition and Howe’s Pennsylvania campaign. There is a wealth of fascinating detail in this book, including information on arms and supplies, rations for women camp followers, and even the... more...

  • American Soulby Justin Buckley Dyer; David L. Boren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 24.99

    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...