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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. 
Price: 26.32 USD
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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: 8.78 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 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. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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5 DAVIS, BURKE. George Washington And The American Revolution.
Random House, New York: 1985. 0394463889 / 9780394463889 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 10.45 USD
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6 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. 
Price: 25.41 USD
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7 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. 
Price: 12.78 USD
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8 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. 
Price: 92.15 USD
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9 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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10 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: 37.72 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 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: 40.38 USD
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14 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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15 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. 
Price: 32.54 USD
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16 MANN, BARBARA ALICE. George Washington's War On Native America.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2009. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Revolutionary War is ordinarily presented as a conflict exclusively between colonists and the British, fought along the northern Atlantic seacoast. George Washington's War on Native America recounts the tragic events on the forgotten western front of the American Revolution—a war fought against and ultimately won by Native America. Although history texts often erroneously present the Natives, primarily the Iroquois League and the Ohio Union, as "allies" (or lackeys) of the British, Native America was in fact working from its own agenda: to prevent settlers from invading the Old Northwest. Throughout the war, the unwavering goal of the Revolutionary Army, under George Washington, and its associated settler militias was to break the power of the Iroquois League, which had successfully held off invasion for the preceding two centuries, and the newly formed Ohio Union. To destroy the Natives who stood in the way of land seizure, Washington authorized a series of rampages intended to destroy the League and the Union by starvation. As a result, uncounted thousands of Natives perished from New York and Pennsylvania to Ohio. Barbara Alice Mann tells how, in the wake of the massive assaults, Native America nonetheless won the war in the West and managed to maintain control of the land west and north of the Allegheny-Ohio River systems. Barbara Alice Mann is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Toledo and the author of several books, including Iroquoian Women: The Gantowisas, and the editor of Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women, available in a Bison Books edition. "[Mann's book] serves as a powerful statement of the native side of a conflict which has been sugar coated for two centuries. . . . The book should be required reading for all students seeking to understand the conflict on the frontier that lasted until the late nineteenth century. Given the extensive documentation provided, it will serve as an extremely valuable reference for college students and authors."—Walter Dunn, Journal of Military History "Mann's grasp of primary sources makes her narrative one of the most detailed recent studies of the military campaigns in western Pennsylvania and New York during the American War of Independence."—Patrick Spero, History 
Price: 18.95 USD
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17 MARSHALL, DOUGLAS W. AND PECKHAM, HOWARD H. Campaigns Of The American Revolution: An Atlas Of Manuscript Maps.
The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor: 1976. 0472233009 / 9780472233007 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn slightly. 
Reproduces original materials drawn by battlefield participants and cartographers during the course of the American Revolution. Relates the use of maps to the campaigns themselves and explains how reconnaissance influenced the course of war in America. Accompanied by narratives explaining the battles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 40.90 USD
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18 PRESTON, JOHN HYDE. A Short History Of The American Revolution. (original Title - Revolution 1776).
Pocket Books, New York: 1952. A Cardinal Edition. Reprint. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The story of that bitter fight for liberty, filled with the clamor and excitement of all the great battles that finally brought victory - Lexington, Monmouth, Ticonderoga, Yorktown. Includes an Index. 
Price: 39.19 USD
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19 RHODEHAMEL, JOHN (EDITOR). The American Revolution: Writings From The War Of Independence.
The Library of America, New York: 2001. 1883011914 / 9781883011918 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Like new. Comes in cardboard slipcase. 
Collection of documents, letters, journals and recollections dealing with the American Revolution. Includes an Index, notes and chronology. 
Price: 34.44 USD
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20 SEYMOUR, PETER (EDITOR). The Spirit Of 1776: Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness During The American Revolution.
Hallmark Editions, Kansas City: 1971. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good unmarked condition. 
A colorful illustrated anthology of material from the American Revolution. 
Price: 7.79 USD
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