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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • The Drillmaster of Valley Forgeby Paul Lockhart

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?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...

  • The American Revolutionby David F. Burg

    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...

  • Almost A Miracleby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of the Revolutionary War, offering vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, revealing how these battles often hinged on intangibles such as leadership under fire, heroism, good fortune, blunders,... more...

  • Glenn Beck's Common Senseby Glenn Beck

    Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 11.99

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense . 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... more...

  • Strategy in the American War of Independenceby Donald Stoker; Kenneth J. Hagan; Michael T. McMaster

    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...

  • As If an Enemy's Countryby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    "A lively and sympathetic history of pre-Revolutionary Boston under British occupation." -- The New Yorker A thrilling and original work of history, As If an Enemy's Country tells the riveting story of what made the Boston townspeople, and with them other colonists, turn toward revolution. more...

  • The American Revolution, Garrison Life in French Canada and New York: Journal of an Officer in the Prinz Friedrich Regiment, 1776-1783by Helga Doblin; Mary Lynn

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 64.00

    This eyewitness account by an ensign in the Braunschweig Prinz Friedrich Regiment brings the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution vividly to life. This journal tells about events around Fort Ticonderoga, military ways, life in Quebec, and crossing the Atlantic in the late 1700s. Helga Doblin has translated the work, and Mary C. Lynn provides... more...

  • Flash of the Spiritby Robert Farris Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    This landmark book shows how five African civilizations?Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River?have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, idiogrammatic writing) of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil and other places... more...

  • George Washington's Great Gambleby James Nelson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 32.00

    One shining yet overlooked moment that changed the course of the Revolutionary War In the opening months of 1781, General George Washington feared his army would fail to survive another campaign season. The spring and summer only served to reinforce his despair, but in late summer the changing circumstances of war presented a once-in-a-war opportunity... more...