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- ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 107.95
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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 26.95
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...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 15.95
With wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death? speech. Exploring the dynamic intersection between history-making and story-making, award-winning author and historian Ray Raphael shows how these fictions?conceived... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 17.99
Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this... more...
- Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2012; US$ 7.99
"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first... more...