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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
This is the first modern study to focus on the British dimension of the American Revolution through its whole span from its origins to the declaration of independence in 1776 and its aftermath. It is written by nine leading British and American scholars who explore many key issues including the problems governing the American colonies, Britain's diplomatic... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...