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Unlikely Allies

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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594484872
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 2nd, 2010

In 1776 the Continental Congress sent Silas Dean, a wealthy Connecticut merchant and a representative to the Congress, to France to plead Louis XV for financial aid. He was assisted by two Frenchmen but ran into more double-dealing, back-stabbing, dishonesty and fraud than he - or anyone - could imagine. An eye-opening book, well-researched and entertaining. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Perilous Fight

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Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307454959
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Published: Vintage - January 17th, 2012

Terrific. Proves that first rate history writing can be both exciting and scholarly. Makes a trip to visit the U.S.S. Constitution almost mandatory. And don't mess with American sailors...even if you outnumber them 100 to 1. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

We Go As Captives

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We Go As Captives: The Royalton Raid and the Shadow War on the Revolutionary Frontier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780934720571
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Published: Vermont Historical Society - December 1st, 2010

We are thrilled to discover and enthusiastically recommend this meticulously researched, marvelously illustrated and terrifically exciting tale of Vermonters caught up (literally) in the brutal violence of the Revolutionary War. Absolute winner. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Monuments Men

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599951508
Availability: Backordered
Published: Center Street - September 17th, 2010

As World War II ended, a special force of American and British art experts searched northern Europe, on a mission to prevent the Germans from destroying the art treasures they'd confiscated. A great read. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416584100
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 5th, 2011

While the Continental Congress debated in a steamy Philadelphia assembly room, a mixed bag of activists favoring independence, led by Samuel Adams, worked in secret to undermine the "reconciliationists" who wanted to remain with England. And we know who won! Fascinating history and characters brought to life. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

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Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596299207
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Published: History Press (SC) - April 30th, 2010

Concise yet comprehensive. Dozens of illustrations, photos, and maps. Smith has produced a book about the stunning May 1775 capture of the "Gibraltar of the North" that will appeal to local and visiting history buffs. A delightful combination of history and guide book. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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