Category: History - United States - Revolutionary Era.


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American connections: the founding fathers, networked

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2007.,

Using the unique approach that he has employed in his previous books, author, columnist, and television commentator James Burke shows us our connections to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Over the two hundred-plus years that separate us, these connections are often surprising and always fascinating. Burke turns the signers from historical icons into flesh-and-blood people: Some were shady financial manipulators, most were masterful political... View more info


By: Ketchum, Richard M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Anchor,

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Epic Retreats

By: Tanner, Stephen L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Castle Books,

In between glorious triumphs and noble catastrophes of military history lies a neglected stepchild: retreat. This book spans the modern era -- from horses to helicopters -- with highly detailed analysis of seven campaigns. View more info

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Gettysburg 1863: High Tide of the Confederacy

By: Smith, Carl Bernard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK),

Osprey's study of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from the European powers who were watching events closely from across the Atlantic. Equally, Meade's Army of the Potomac needed to regain it's fighting credibility after the s... View more info

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The Day the American Revolution Began

By: Hallahan, William H

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Perennial,

At four in the morning on April 19, 1975, a line of British soldiers stared across the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts, at a crowd of seventy-seven Amercican militiamen. A shot rang out, and the Redcoats replied with a devastating volley.But the day that started so well for the king's troops would end in catastrophe: seventy-three British soldiers dead, two hundred wounded, and the survivors chased back into Boston by the angry colonists. Drawing on diaries,... View more info

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The Great Decision

By: Sloan, Cliff

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs,

Book club edition. View more info

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Washington's secret war

By: Fleming, Thomas J.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2005.,

The defining moments of the Revolutionary War did not occur on the battlefield or at the diplomatic table, claims Thomas Fleming, but at Valley Forge, where the Continental Army wintered in 1777-78. WASHINGTON'S SECRET WAR tells the dramatic story of how those several critical months transformed a beaten, bedraggled group of recruits into a professional army capable of defeating the world's most formidable military power. While the British Army relaxed in Philadel... View more info