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AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

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1 COMMAGER, HENRY STEELE; MORRIS, RICHARD B. (EDITORS). The Spirit Of 'seventy-six: The Story Of The American Revolution As Told By Participants.
The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., Indianapolis/New York: 1958. First Edition. h Hardcovers with dustjackets in slipcase. Two Volumes. Good condition but there is some slight wear on dustjackets and slipcase. 
The most comprehensive anthology of American Revolutionary writing. Brings back images familiar and heroic: Captain Parkwr mustering his little band at the Lexington Common, Warren and Putnam in the thick of the battle on Bunker's Hill. Jefferson writing the great Declaration, Washington crossing the ice-floed Delaware, the horrors of the Jersey prison ship, John Paul Jones closing with the Serapis, Nathan Hale beneath the gallows, Clark's riflemen wading the swollen rivers of the Wabash, Morgan smashing Tarleton at Cowpens, Franklin, Jay and Adams winning the peace at Paris, and many others. Includes an Index. 
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2 COMMAGER, HENRY STEELE; MORRIS, RICHARD B. (EDITORS). The Spirit Of 'seventy-six: The Story Of The American Revolution As Told By Participants.
Harper & Row, New York: 1967. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Poor condition. Book has water damage. 
A new one-volume edition of a magnificent narrative history of the Revolution. The most comprehensive anthology of American Revolutionary writing. Brings back images familiar and heroic: Captain Parkwr mustering his little band at the Lexington Common, Warren and Putnam in the thick of the battle on Bunker's Hill. Jefferson writing the great Declaration, Washington crossing the ice-floed Delaware, the horrors of the Jersey prison ship, John Paul Jones closing with the Serapis, Nathan Hale beneath the gallows, Clark's riflemen wading the swollen rivers of the Wabash, Morgan smashing Tarleton at Cowpens, Franklin, Jay and Adams winning the peace at Paris, and many others. Includes an Index. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.02 USD
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3 COOK, FRED (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG READERS); CATTON, BRUCE (INTRODUCTION). The Golden Book Of The American Revolution.
Golden Press, New York: 1959. A Deluxe Golden Book. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Attempts to give flesh and blood to the war that gave the British colonialists their independence, to get back to the reality beneath the legend - not only in words, but also, as far as it is possible, through pictures drawn and painted by men who lived through those times. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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4 CORBETT, THEODORE. No Turning Point; The Saratoga Campaign In Perspective.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 ended with British general John Burgoyne's troops surrendering to the American rebel army commanded by General Horatio Gates. Historians have long seen Burgoyne's defeat as a turning point in the American Revolution because it convinced France to join the war on the side of the colonies, thus ensuring American victory. But that traditional view of Saratoga overlooks the complexity of the situation on the ground. Setting the battle in its social and political context, Theodore Corbett examines Saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and Champlain valleys of New York, Canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little. In transcending traditional military history, Corbett examines the roles not only of enlisted Patriot and Redcoat soldiers but also of landowners, tenant farmers, townspeople, American Indians, Loyalists, and African Americans. He begins the story in the 1760s, when the first large influx of white settlers arrived in the New York and New England backcountry. Ethnic and religious strife marked relations among the colonists from the outset. Conflicting claims issued by New York and New Hampshire to the area that eventually became Vermont turned the skirmishes into a veritable civil war. These pre-Revolution conflicts—which determined allegiances during the Revolution—were not affected by the military outcome of the Battle of Saratoga. After Burgoyne's defeat, the British retained control of the upper Hudson-Champlain valley and mobilized Loyalists and Native allies to continue successful raids there even after the Revolution. The civil strife among the colonists continued into the 1780s, as the American victory gave way to violent strife amounting to class warfare. Corbett ends his story with conflicts over debt in Vermont, New Hampshire, and finally Massachusetts, where the sack of Stockbridge—part of Shays's Rebellion in 1787—was the last of the civil disruptions that had roiled the landscape for the previous twenty years. No Turning Point complicates and enriches our understanding of the difficult birth of the United States as a nation. 
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5 CORBETT, THEODORE. No Turning Point; The Saratoga Campaign In Perspective.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 ended with British general John Burgoyne's troops surrendering to the American rebel army commanded by General Horatio Gates. Historians have long seen Burgoyne's defeat as a turning point in the American Revolution because it convinced France to join the war on the side of the colonies, thus ensuring American victory. But that traditional view of Saratoga overlooks the complexity of the situation on the ground. Setting the battle in its social and political context, Theodore Corbett examines Saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and Champlain valleys of New York, Canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little. In transcending traditional military history, Corbett examines the roles not only of enlisted Patriot and Redcoat soldiers but also of landowners, tenant farmers, townspeople, American Indians, Loyalists, and African Americans. He begins the story in the 1760s, when the first large influx of white settlers arrived in the New York and New England backcountry. Ethnic and religious strife marked relations among the colonists from the outset. Conflicting claims issued by New York and New Hampshire to the area that eventually became Vermont turned the skirmishes into a veritable civil war. These pre-Revolution conflicts—which determined allegiances during the Revolution—were not affected by the military outcome of the Battle of Saratoga. After Burgoyne's defeat, the British retained control of the upper Hudson-Champlain valley and mobilized Loyalists and Native allies to continue successful raids there even after the Revolution. The civil strife among the colonists continued into the 1780s, as the American victory gave way to violent strife amounting to class warfare. Corbett ends his story with conflicts over debt in Vermont, New Hampshire, and finally Massachusetts, where the sack of Stockbridge—part of Shays's Rebellion in 1787—was the last of the civil disruptions that had roiled the landscape for the previous twenty years. No Turning Point complicates and enriches our understanding of the difficult birth of the United States as a nation. 
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6 CRESSWELL, DONALD H. The American Revolution In Drawings And Prints: A Checklist 0f 1765-1790 Graphics In The Library Of Congress.
Martino Publishing, Mansfield Center: 2006. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
Reprint of the 1975 first edition published by the Library of Congress. This annotated catalogue of prints and drawings from 1765-1790 gathers all the images to be found in the Library of Congress relating to the American Revolution. "Mr. Cresswell's painstaking compilation is multiplied in value by the decision of the Library of Congress to illustrate it on a generous scale. Both the compiler and the publisher deserve congratulations for creating a pictorial sourcebook of the American Revolution. At best, only a few other volumes can qualify for the same usefulness in opening before us, in pictures, a decisive chapter in our past." From the introduction. Over 900 images are reproduced. Includes indexes for titles, subjects, artists, persons, and publishers. 
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7 CUBBISON, DOUGLAS R. Burgoyne And The Saratoga Campaign: His Papers
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The American victory over the British at Saratoga in 1777 was arguably the pivotal event of the American Revolutionary War. The British defeat led France and Spain to declare war on Britain, transforming a colonial uprising into a world war and, by distracting the British with a European conflict, assuring the colonists' success. The British troops at Saratoga were led by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne, and two years after his defeat he faced a parliamentary investigation into his conduct of the campaign. In Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign, Douglas R. Cubbison presents the papers that Burgoyne gathered preparatory to his appearance before Parliament, together with Cubbison's own interpretive narrative of the campaign, based on these documents and other sources. The papers, most of them published here for the first time, comprise Burgoyne's correspondence with the governor general of Canada, the British secretary of state for America, and the commander of the British army during the Saratoga expedition. The letters and reports outline the campaign's political organization and planning, logistical preparations, and implementation. Burgoyne is one of the most colorful and fascinating figures of the American Revolution. A successful British commander in Portugal during the Seven Years' War, he was also a popular playwright, and those of his letters included and carefully annotated here reflect his literary gifts. At the outbreak of the revolution in 1775, Burgoyne was promoted to major general. Thanks largely to his political connections, he was dispatched in 1776 to lead the detachment of the British army sent to stop the rebels from seizing Canada. Cubbison concludes that the ultimate defeat of this expedition at Saratoga was due to lax planning in London and in the field. Burgoyne's cavalry career in Europe had not prepared him for warfare along the waterways and deep in the woods of Canada and New York. The general also seriously underestimated the capabilities of the American rebels. The documents Burgoyne assembled in 1779—and Cubbison's narrative and analysis of the challenges faced by Burgoyne and his associates—are crucial for understanding this turning point in the Revolutionary War. 
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8 DAVIS, BURKE. George Washington And The American Revolution.
Random House, New York: 1985. 0394463889 / 9780394463889 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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9 DIAMANT, LINCOLN. Chaining The Hudson: The Fight For The River In The American Revolution.
Carol Publishing Group, Secaucus: 1989. 080651535X / 9780806515359 First Carol Publishing Group Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Much of the American colonists' struggle with the British took place on the banks of the Hudson River, which served a key role as highway and battlefield. When the Americans drew on substantial iron ore deposits and blast furnaces in the the immediate vicinity, they successfully blockaded the river for almost five years by forging the formidable chain ever, a defensive weapon the British never tested. All of the fear and excitement of war is witnessed here in letters, logs, military orders, and personal diaries - from directives by George Washington to the journal of a humble Continental private. This is history (illustrated with photographs and engravings) and it is drama, a true account that races with the velocity of adventure fiction. Includes an Index. 
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10 DOHLA, JOHANN CONRAD; BURGOYNE, BRUCE E. (EDITOR). A Hessian Diary Of The American Revolution.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1993. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This unique diary, written by one of the thirty thousand Hessian troops whose services were sold to George III to suppress the American Revolution, is the most complete and informative primary account of the Revolution from the common soldier's point of view. Johann Conrad Döhla describes not just military activities but also events leading up to the Revolution, American customs, the cities and regions that he visited, and incidents in other parts of the world that affected the war. He also evaluates the important military commanders, giving readers an insight into how the enlisted men felt about their leaders and opponents. Private Döhla crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1777 as a private in the Ansbach-Bayreuth contingent of Hessian mercenaries. His American sojourn began in June 1777 in New York. Then, after several months on Staten Island and Manhatten, the Ansbach-Bayreuth regiments traveled to the thriving seaport of Newport, Rhode Island, where they spent more than a year before the British forces evacuated the area. The Ansbach-Bayreuth regiments returned briefly to the New York New Jersey area before they were sent to reinforce the English command in Virginia. Eventually Döhla participated in the battle of Yorktown—of which he provides a vivid description—before enduring two yea"In a simple, direct manner, Dohla's diary records garrison life, marches and infrequent brushes with 'the rebels.' The author participated in the climactic Yorktown campaign in the autumn of 1781, witnessed the formal surrender of British General Cornwallis, then spent a year and a half as a prisoner of war. The diary will interest Revolutionary War scholars."-Publishers Weeklyrs as a prisoner of war after Cornwallis's surrender. Bruce E. Burgoyne has provided an accurate translation, helpful notes for scholars and general readers, and an introduction on the Ansbach-Bayreuth regiments and the history of Johann Conrad Döhla and his diary. This first edition of the diary in English will delight all who are interested in the American Revolution and the thirteen original colonies. Bruce E. Burgoyne, a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, holds a master's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His military career was spent mostly in military intelligence, with service in the United States Navy, Army, and Air Force. Since retirement, he has spent many years researching the role of the Hessians in the American Revolution and has translated numerous Hessian diaries published by the Johannes Schwalm Association. 
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11 DUNKAK, HARRY M. St. Paul's Church, Eastchester: A Colonial And Revolutionary Parish In New York.
St, Paul's Church National Historic Site, Mount Vernon: 1999. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Provides a history of this congregation before and during the American Revolution. St. Paul's is now designated a National Historic Site and owned by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior. 
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12 ELLIS, JOSEPH J. Revolutionary Summer: The Birth Of American Independence.
Vintage Books, New York: 2013. Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Like New. 
In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Joseph J. Ellis examines the most influential figures of this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Admiral Lord Richard Howe and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other. Includes an Index. "First-rate history." -- The Washington Post 
Price: 12.30 USD
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13 FISCHER, DAVID HACKETT. Paul Revere's Ride.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1994. 0195088476 / 9780195088472 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
David Hackett Fischer examines the outbreak of Revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer guides readers through the world of Boston's revolutionary movement, recreates the fateful events of April 18th, and provides a fresh interpretation of the battle that began the war at Lexington and Concord. Includes an Index. 
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14 GREENBURG, MICHAEL M. The Court-martial Of Paul Revere: A Son Of Liberty And America's Forgotten Military Disaster.
University Press of New England: Hanover and London: h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
At the height of the American Revolution in 1779, Massachusetts launched the Penobscot Expedition, a massive military and naval undertaking designed to force the British from the strategically important coast of Maine. What should have been an easy victory for the larger American force quickly descended into a quagmire of arguing, disobedience, and failed strategy. In the end, not only did the British retain their stronghold, but the entire flotilla of American vessels was lost in what became the worst American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor. In the inevitable finger-pointing that followed the debacle, the already-famous Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere, commissioned as the expedition's artillery commander, was shockingly charged by fellow officers with neglect of duty, disobeying orders, and cowardice. Though he was not formally condemned by the court of inquiry, rumors still swirled around Boston concerning his role in the disaster, and so the fiery Revere spent the next several years of his life actively pursuing a court-martial, in an effort to resuscitate the one thing he valued above all—his reputation. The single event defining Revere to this day is his ride from Charlestown to Lexington on the night of April 18, 1775, made famous by Longfellow's poem of 1860. Greenburg's is the first book to give a full account of Revere's conduct before, during, and after the disastrous Penobscot Expedition, and of his questionable reputation at the time, which only Longfellow's poem eighty years later could rehabilitate. Thanks to extensive research and a riveting narrative that brings the battles and courtroom drama to life, The Court-Martial of Paul Revere strips away the myths that surround the Sons of Liberty and reveals the humanity beneath. It is a must-read for anyone who yearns to understand the early days of our country. 
Price: 27.98 USD
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15 HIGGINBOTHAM, DON. The War Of American Independence: Military Attitudes Policies And Practice 1763-1789.
University Press of New England: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Don Higginbotham provides an excellent service to anyone interested in the revolutionary war. His book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the causes and effects of the war. It is not a gunpowder and battle history, but rather a study of the people, events, and issues that predicated the American Revolution. It is comprehensive and well written. The bibliography is comprehensive, and the subject matter is well presented for either the scholar or the casual reader. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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16 JAMESON, J. FRANKLIN. The American Revolution Considered As A Social Movement.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1926. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A dissertation from a person who taught at Princeton, regarding the American Revolution. Includes an Index. 
Price: 51.78 USD
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17 JASANOFF, MAYA. Libertry's Exiles: American Loyalists In The Revolutionary War.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2011. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A groundbreaking history of the revolutionary era, Liberty's Exiles tells the story of this remarkable global diaspora. Through painstaking archival research and vivid storytelling, award-winning historian Maya Jasanoff re-creates the journeys of ordinary individuals whose lives were overturned by extraordinary events. Includes an Index. "Losers seldom get to write history, abut the American loyalists have at last got their historian with Maya Jasanoff. . . . No one has told this story before, and Jasanoff tells it with uncommon style and grace" - Joseph J. Ellis 
Price: 26.51 USD
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18 KURTZ, STEPHEN G. (EDITOR); HUTSON, JAMES H. (EDITOR); BAILYN, BERNARD; BERTHOFF, ROWLAND; BROWN, RICHARD MAXWELL; GREENE, JACK P; HENDERSON, H JAMES; MORGAN, EDMUND S; MCLOUGHLIN, WILLIAM G; MURRIN, JOHN M; SHY, JOHN. Essays On The American Revolution.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 1973. 0393094197 / 9780393094190 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Contains eight original essays [about the American Revolution] by a group of America's most distinguished scholars, and is the product of the celebrated Symposium on the American Revolution held in March, 1971 by the Institute of Early American History and Culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 40.61 USD
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19 LEDER, LAWRENCE H. (EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY). The Meaning Of The American Revolution.
Quadrangle Books, Chicago: 1969. A New York Times Book. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A collection of articles that appeared in The New York Times about the American Revolution by some of the most distinguished authorities on the early history of the United States including Henry Steele Commager, Allan Nevins, A. L. Rouse, Julian P. Boyd, Dumas Malone, John A. Krout, Saul K. Padover, James Truslow Adams and others. Explores the character of the American leadership and of George III; the nature of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights: the impact of the Revolution on American life; and British and American reactions to the struggle. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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20 LEDER, LAWRENCE H. (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION). The Meaning Of The American Revolution.
Quadrangle Books, Chicago: 1972. A New York Times Book. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
A collection of articles that appeared in The New York Times about the American Revolution by some of the most distinguished authorities on the early history of the United States including Henry Steele Commager, Allan Nevins, A. L. Rouse, Julian P. Boyd, Dumas Malone, John A. Krout, Saul K. Padover, James Truslow Adams and others. Explores the character of the American leadership and of George III; the nature of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights: the impact of the Revolution on American life; and British and American reactions to the struggle. Includes an Index. 
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