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  • 1775: A Good Year for Revolution

    By Kevin Phillips

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670025121
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: November 2012
    An unconventional assessment of the American Revolution by the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Cousins' War assesses the events, politics, economic factors and military preparations of 1775 that he believes ignited the war and established Patriot control over American governance and key territories. 150,000 first printing.
  • 1775: Another Part of the Field

    By Ivor Noel Hume

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499749359
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1966
    A month-by-month account of what everyday life was like in Virginia during the stirring year 1775, when private disaffection exploded into the public conflict of the American Revolution.
  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $9.00
    Kindle Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743226721
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2006
    In this stirring book, the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian ('Truman,' 'John Adams') tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence - when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have dissolved. The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. The book is testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch. Illus., 48 b&w photographs. 400p.
  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743226714
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 2005
    Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, '1776' is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. It is the story of the King's men, the British commander, William Howe and the redcoats' contempt. Here also is the Revolution as experienced by American Loyalists, Hessian mercenaries, politicians, preachers, traitors, spies, men and women of all kinds caught in the paths of war, in its most dramatic year. A year of revolutionary declaration. Addenda. Color plates. 386p. Kindle Price: $13.99
  • 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

    By Dean Snow

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780190618759
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2016
  • 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence

    By Scott Liell

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762418138
    • Publisher: RUNNING PRESS
    • Published: March 2004
    The story of how a thirty-nine-year-old Englishman found his true calling and, in doing so, instigated `treason' against the English monarch, sparked a revolution, and changed the world. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 240p.
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

    By John Ferling

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195382921
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 2009
    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was "little short of a standing miracle."Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph, offering vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, revealing how these battles often hinged on intangibles such as leadership under fire, heroism, good fortune, blunders, tenacity, and surprise. Ferling paints sharp-eyed portraits of the key figures in the war, including General Washington and other American officers and civilian leaders. Some do not always measure up to their iconic reputations, including Washington himself. The book also examines the many faceless men who soldiered, often for years on end, braving untold dangers and enduring abounding miseries. The author explains why they served and sacrificed, and sees them as the forgotten heroes who won American independence.
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

    By John Ferling

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195181210
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2007
    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, & fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. This book offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph, offering vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown.
  • America Declares Independence

    By Alan Dershowitz

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471264828
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: March 2003
    A study of the Declaration of Independence & its history, theology & political theory by the Harvard Law professor.
  • America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic

    By Richard Buel

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781403973931
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2006
    Documents the intense political conflicts that marked the years prior to the War of 1812, which threatened the survival of the fledgling American republic with such challenges as harassment from the warring British and French, the U.S.'s lack of naval resources, and disagreements between the Federalists and Republicans.
  • The American Heritage Book of the Revolution

    By Editors of American Heritage

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780070361157
    • Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.
    • Published: January 1971
    The American Heritage history of the American Revolution: the story of America's struggle for independence, illustrated with pictures drawn and painted by the men who were there.
  • American Insurgents, American Patriots : The Revolution of the People

    By T. H. Breen

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780809075881
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
    • Published: 2010
    Before the American Revolution established a United States of America, ordinary men and women -mostly farm families living in small communities- mobilized against imperial authority through insurgency. In'American Insurgents, American Patriots,' T.H. Breen draws on a wealth of overlooked documents to tell the captivating story of these everyday men and women and their primacy to American independence. Spurred by a deep sense of betrayal, religious conviction, and renewed purpose, they launched a violent attack against Britain, risking everything in the process. This is the gripping story of the tens of thousands of citizens whose insurgency helped form America.
  • American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People

    By T. H. Breen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780809024797
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
    • Published: May 2011
    "Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging decades of received wisdom, T.H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans-- most of them members of farm families living in small communities-- were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority. This is the compelling story of our national political origins that most Americans do not know. It is a story of rumor, charity, vengeance, and restraint. American insurgents, American patriots reminds us that revolutions are violent events. They provoke passion and rage, a willingness to use violence to achieve political ends, a deep sense of betrayal, and a strong religious conviction that God expects an oppressed people to defend their rights. The American Revolution was no exception."--Book jacket.
  • American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier

    By Patrick Griffin

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780809024919
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
    • Published: April 2008
    Here, Patrick Giffin unearths a story of backcountry revolution. While the colonies to the east waged a war for freedom from British rule, the scene in the Ohio Valley was far more chaotic, and far bloodier. Between 1763 and 1795, colonial settlers, imperial powers, and Indians vied for influence and control in a brutally Hobbesian world that was tamed only by the explusion of the Indians and the establishment of an American nation. AMERICAN LEVIATHIAN recounts the revolution as it happened in the West, telling of the rise and fall of Britain's North American colonies, the birth of a new nation, and the violence and competition that bridged the two. Notes, Index. 368p.
  • The American Navies of the Revolutionary War

    By Nowland Van Powell

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399111839
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: January 1974

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