Military - American Revolution


  • 1775 : A Good Year for Revolution

    By Kevin Phillips

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143123996
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2013
    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.
  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $7.95 - $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.
  • 1776: The Illustrated Edition

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416542100
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2007
    In '1776,' David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation's struggle, readers learned of the greatest defeats, providential fortune, and courageous triumphs of George Washington and his bedraggled army. Now, in '1776: The Illustrated Edition,' the efforts of the Continental Army are made even more personal, as an excerpted version of the original book is paired with letters, maps, and seminal artwork. Both a distinctive art book and a collectible archive, this book combines a treasury of eighteenth-century paintings, sketches, documents, and maps with storytelling by our nation's preeminent historian to tell the story of 1776 as never before.
  • 1777: The Year of the Hangman

    By John S. Pancake

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780817306878
    • Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
    • Published: June 1977
     “A revisionist view of the Revolution’s most crucial year… it explodes many of the myths surrounding Burgoyne’s Canadian expedition and Howe’s Pennsylvania campaign. There is a wealth of fascinating detail in this book, including information on arms and supplies, rations for women camp followers, and even the numbers of carts (30-odd) carrying Burgoyne’s luggage.” --History Book Club Newsletter
  • 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

    By Dean Snow

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780190900618
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2018
  • The 17th Suspect (Women's Murder Club)

    By James Patterson

    Our Price: $29.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316274043
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: April 2018
  • 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to American Independence

    By Scott Liell

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780762415076
    • Publisher: Running Press
    • Published: March 2003
    On January 9, 1776, an obscure recent immigrant named Thomas Paine published a small pamphlet of only '46 sheets' that would prove a paradigmatic shift of the political landscape, which in turn altered the course of American history. Paine's 'Common Sense' passionately argued the cause for American independence, changing minds, stirring emotions, and spreading like wildfire and gaining a groundswell of popular support as it went. The present study captures the essence of Paine's work and its impact on this pivotal time in America's founding. Notes, bibliography, index. 174p.
  • 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence

    By Scott Liell

    Our Price: $15.99
    • 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.
  • Accomplice in Treason: Joshua Hett Smith and the Arnold Conspiracy (The John Divine Jones Fund Series of Histories and Memoirs, No. XIV)

    By Richard J. Koke

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299336506
    • Publisher: The New-York Historical Society
    • Published: 1973
  • Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195023558
    • Published: February 1978
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

    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.
  • 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
    "The founding generation feared partisan conflict, and Richard Buel shows why. No previous writer has so persuasively illuminated the inextricable connections between divisions over foreign policy and partisan political alignments during a period of revolutionary instability and change throughout the Atlantic world. After Jefferson's election, Federalists who had struggled so hard to secure the success of the American experiment during the 1790s jeopardized the union's survival as they sought to regain power on the national level and preserve their tenuous control in New England. America on the Brink is an important contribution to our understanding of the founding of the American federal republic. Buel's fine book represents political history at its very best."--Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Professor of History, University of Virginia"Buel's keen analysis of the partisan battle between Federalists and Jeffersonians argues powerfully that prominent Massachusetts leaders aimed to subvert the United States government during the War of 1812. This fresh, clearheaded, and masterful narrative reveals the intricate political maneuvers of politicians and statesmen during a perilous era."--Richard D. Brown, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History and Director, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Department of History"In this carefully researched and vigorously argued account of America's least understood war, Richard Buel offers a searching critique of the political motives that placed Federalist leaders in Massachusetts and Connecticut at loggerheads with the national government. Artfully surveying the realms of politics and diplomacy from an avowedly Republican perspective, Buel closely examines the political rhetoric, partisan calculations, and internal divisions of both parties, and explains how these in turn affected and impaired the conduct of the war. In doing so, he makes a potent case for taking seriously the depth of Federalist animosity toward Republican policies and the extent to which opposition to the war went beyond non-compliance with national measures to countenance the collapse of the new American nation-state. Not every student of the war may accept his conclusions, but his argument supports a critical reappraisal of a seemingly disloyal opposition."--Jack Rakove, Stanford University
  • The American Heritage History of the American Revolution

    By Bruce Lancaster

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517447369
    • Publisher: American Heritage/Bonanza Books
    • Published: July 1988
    Describes Colonial American society, examines the causes of the Revolution, and traces the development of the Revolutionary War