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The Revolution, 1775-1783

  • Women Heroes of the American Revolutionby Susan Casey

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    A commemoration of the brave yet largely forgotten women who served in America?s War of Independence   Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere?s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse Star in order to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his... more...

  • Fighting over the Foundersby Andrew M. Schocket

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation?s founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible... more...

  • The Road to Independenceby Bernard Mason

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this description and analysis of the organization of the revolutionary movement in New York, Bernard Mason focuses upon the intricate political alignments which the cause of independence created. He finds that the revolutionaries, contrary to the long-standing thesis, formed a decisive majority, although their effectiveness was hampered by vacillation... more...

  • Jefferson's Declaration of Independenceby Allen Jayne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Allen Jayne analyzes the ideology of the Declaration of Independence -- and its implications -- by going back to the sources of Jefferson's ideas: Bolingbroke, Kames, Reid, and Locke. He concludes that the Declaration must be read as an attack on two claims of absolute authority: that of government over its subjects and of religion over the minds... more...

  • John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolutionby James H. Hutson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The figure of John Adams looms large in American foreign relations of the Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary years. James H. Hutson captures this elusive personality of this remarkable figure, highlighting the triumphs and the despairs that Adams experienced as he sought -- at times, he felt, single-handedly -- to establish the new Republic on a... more...

  • Homegrown Terrorby Eric D. Lehman

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    A new look at the quintessential traitor more...

  • The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Major General William Heathby William Heath; Sean M. Heuvel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on... more...

  • Revolution!by Brendan Powell Smith

    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...

  • Blood of Tyrantsby Logan Beirne

    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...

  • Hero of Fort Schuylerby Peter Gansevoort Jr.; David A. Ranzan; Matthew J. Hollis

    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...