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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible series, master LEGO storyteller Brendan Powell Smith makes history come alive with a fresh new telling of the most fascinating details of our past. Following 2013?s Assassination! , Smith?s new Revolution! takes readers on a wild ride through events that shaped the world and shows how two revolutions inspired... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 17.99
Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers? approach to government and this history?s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation?s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95
In August 1777, Peter Gansevoort, Jr., defended Fort Schuyler (also known as Fort Stanwix) during a three-week siege by a force of 1,700 British soldiers, Tories and Indians under the command of Colonel Barry St. Leger. Gansevoort won the distinction of successfully resisting a British siege in a period when every other continental post in New York... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95
When the first edition of this highly successful volume appeared in 1982, the proponents of the “new” military history were just gaining full momentum. Their objective was to reach beyond the traditional focus of military studies—the flow of guns, combat, and tactics that influenced the immediate outcome of battles and martial conflicts,... more...
- 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...