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The Revolution, 1775-1783

  • 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...

  • Admiral De Grasse and American Independenceby Charles Lee Lewis

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American independence in the battle off Cape Henry in 1781. The battle off Cape Henry had ultimate effects more important than those of Waterloo. De Grasse?s action entailed upon the British the final loss of the thirteen... more...

  • The War of American Independenceby Richard Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Wars rarely turn out as expected. This book shows how Britain entered a conflict that it believed could not be lost. The American Patriots were similarly optimistic about their martial prospects. Although they eventually secured independence, it was only with the assistance of France and indirectly Spain, who diverted British resources from the conflict... more...

  • Inventing Ethan Allenby John J. Duffy; H. Nicholas Muller III

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fascinating look at the genesis, longevity, and meaning of the story of Ethan Allen in the context of Vermont history and memory more...

  • Jonathan Deanby Hans Günter 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...

  • Loyalism and the Formation of the British World, 1775-1914by Allan Blackstock; Frank O'Gorman

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Explores loyalism as a social and political force in eighteenth and nineteenth century British colonies and former colonies. more...

  • The Admiral and the Ambassadorby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

     As the French Revolution gathered steam, the exact location of Jones?s grave?and, in fact, the exact location of St. Louis cemetery in Paris, where he was buried in 1792?was forgotten: information on his death and burial were destroyed in the Paris Commune and the few who had attended his burial had passed away. His body had, though, been preserved... more...

  • Spies, Patriots, and Traitorsby Kenneth A. Daigler

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well-documented, and highly readable... more...

  • John Paul Jonesby Lincoln Lorenz

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is the true life story of the Scottish gardener?s son, John Paul, who became America?s greatest naval hero, John Paul Jones. British midshipman, African slaver, traveling actor, merchant captain, accused of murder and suspected of freebooting—this was John Paul. Captain in Washington?s Continental Navy, raider of the British coasts and victor... more...

  • The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Societyby Harry M. Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The War fo Independence had a substantial impact on the lives of all Americans, establishing a nation and confirming American identity. The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society focuses on a conflict which was both civil war and revolution and assesses how Americans met the challenges of adapting to the ideals of Independence... more...