“Shay remembers a hero of the colonial wars and American independence who is too often relegated to a footnote in the shadow of the better-remembered leaders of the Revolution.”
In the popular imagination, the phrase “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” is attributed to the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill and to Colonel Israel Putnam of Connecticut,
“Though the Boston Tea Party is perhaps more notorious, the Boston Massacre is equally as important to understanding the events to follow, culminating in the American Revolution.”
“the narrative has clear writing and solid scholarship that does not promote an agenda, leaving the reader to imagine broader implications and slavery’s legacy.”
“The author makes this solid work of scholarship the sort of book that starts a young person’s love of reading and interest in history.”
“A reader, even one familiar with the history of the American Revolution, will find much to enjoy in this book with interesting details to learn.”
“a richly researched, carefully thought-out, and complicatedly inclusive history, an antidote to the current black-and-white thinking that’s proving so divisive today.”
“a story of the famous Daniel Boone that stands on just its facts, and yet the storytelling has the same quality that has made Pearl’s historical fiction so popular.”
“O’Donnell’s vivid writing reveals the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the men who do the actual fighting in wars.”
“a marvelous and thoughtful book, refuting many of the common myths about pre-Revolution colonial politics . . .”
“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”
“One fascinating aspect of Ronald’s text is that it is written from the British perspective, rarely the case in literature about the American Revolutionary War.”
“the book reads almost like a Tom Clancy thriller, with political intrigue, international machinations, and suspense keeping the pages turning even if the reader is already basically famili
“thought provoking exploration of the legal and moral roots of the rebellion that created our country . . . a timely and fascinating book.”
“sets the standard for a single volume military history text on the American Revolution.”
Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.
The story of the United States’ eight year fight for independence from Great Britain is one known around the world.
“a captivating and long overlooked study of a little known chapter in the American Revolution.”
Author George C.
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The history of the American Revolution has been told many times in many places.
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