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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?A terrific biography?.The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene took on an army that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked troops. Within a year, the small worn-out army was transformed into an elite fighting force. In a new approach, Carbone chronicles Greene's unlikely rise to success and his fall into debt and anonymity. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 75.00
While the American Revolution officially began in Lexington, Massachusetts, in April 1775, the seeds of rebellion had been sown for decades. This work provides first-hand accounts of the period that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 12.99
In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here George C. Herring uses... more...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 11.99
In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to the nation?s problems. ? One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning Common... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book examines the strategies pursued by the Colonies and the other combatants in the American War for Independence, placing the conflict in its proper global context. Many do not realize the extent to which the 1775 colonial rebellion against British rule escalated into a global conflict. Collectively, this volume examines the strategies pursued... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00
Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99
In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president,... more...