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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian Worldby Ethan Schmidt

    ABC-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...

  • Hero of Fort Schuylerby Peter Gansevoort Jr.; David A. Ranzan; Matthew J. Hollis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    In August 1777, Peter Gansevoort, Jr., defended Fort Schuyler (also known as Fort Stanwix) during a three-week siege by a force of 1,700 British soldiers, Tories and Indians under the command of Colonel Barry St. Leger. Gansevoort won the distinction of successfully resisting a British siege in a period when every other continental post in New York... more...

  • Toward a More Perfect Unionby Ann Fairfax Withington

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 44.99

    In October of 1774, Congress passed a moral code which banned the theater, cock-fights, and horseraces. In abiding by this code, Americans built for themselves a character as a virtuous people which set them apart from the "corrupt" British, prepared them to declare independence, and gave them the confidence to establish republican governments. This... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary Warby Gregory Fremont-Barnes; Richard A. Ryerson

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 485.00

    This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution?written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world?covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. more...