Revolutionary War

1776 by David McCullough - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780743226721
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2006

There's no better place to start educating yourself on how we won our country than this book. A fountain of information. ~ Reviewed by Uilliam Murray

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

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ISBN: 9781594631740
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Once again, Vowell has created a rich blend of history, humor, and politics; and turned a well known story into a book that you won't want to put down. Vowell tells the story of the American Revolution through the lens of the Marquis de Lafayette's involvement - and weaves that story with the tale of his return journey in 1824, and contemporary politics (yes, really). Detailed, insightful and very funny - this is a book you will enjoy as you read it, and will remember long after you've turned the last page. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

Independence Lost

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ISBN: 9781400068951
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Published: Random House - July 7th, 2015

For those who's knowledge of the American Revolution revolves around the Northeast, Independence Lost will be an eye-opener. DuVal uses several personal accounts to trace the Revolution's path in the Gulf Coast, a region neglected in traditional histories. Scottish entrepreneurs, Acadian farmers, Choctaw-British diplomats and French-owned slaves are represented in this vivid account of British, American, French and Spanish struggles to lay claim to eastern North America. These varied narratives exemplify the thesis that 1776 marked the start of a global conflict, not simply a rebellion. ~ Reviewed by Nate George

Book of Ages

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ISBN: 9780307948830
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Published: Vintage - July 1st, 2014

A woman only known through her correspondence with brother Benjamin, Jane Franklin was poorly educated but smart and opinionated. Her letters and memorabilia, some newly discovered, show a rich side of 18th century America little documented, in this fascinating book by a masterful historian. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Bunker Hill

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ISBN: 9780143125327
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

One of the most decisive events in American history is examined in this riveting history. The bloody battle marked the beginning of the war for independence after the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord. The book provides a intimate look at pivotal figures and reverberant events that led up to the confrontation on what was actually Breed's Hill outside of Boston in 1775. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Bunker Hill

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ISBN: 9780670025442
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Published: Viking - April 30th, 2013

Massachusetts exploded in 1775...and from the opening moments it was war to the knife. Philbrick's inspired account of the first crowded hours of the Revolutionary War is meticulous, comprehensive, and written with his trademark elegance and clarity. His best book since In the Heart of the Sea. Highest recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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