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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 18.99
A brilliant American combat officer and this countrys 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...
- 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 numbers of carts (30-odd) carrying... more...
- 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...
Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian WorldABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00
This valuable book provides a succinct, readable account of an oft-neglected topic in the historiography of the American Revolution: the role of Native Americans in the Revolution's outbreak, progress, and conclusion. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
Allen Jayne analyzes the ideology of the Declaration of Independence -- and its implications -- by going back to the sources of Jefferson's ideas: Bolingbroke, Kames, Reid, and Locke. He concludes that the Declaration must be read as an attack on two claims of absolute authority: that of government over its subjects and of religion over the minds... more...