Revolutionary War

Bunker Hill

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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (The American Revolution Series #1) Cover Image
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

Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign: His Papers by Douglas R. Cubbison - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780806144610
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - January 7th, 2014

For the serious Revolutionary War reader this is a treasure. Most of the documents have never been published and Cubbison's superb notes keep everything crystal clear. A book to refer to again and again. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Liberty's Exiles

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ISBN: 9781400075478
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2012

One of the most important books about the Revolution in a long time...seriously. Start by thinking of the rebellion as civil war and then consider what became of 75,000 exiled Americans at war's end. Splendid writing and terrific research. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

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

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


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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


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