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The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution

By: Alan Taylor

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: February 2006

Seller ID: 18191

ISBN: 0679454713

Condition: New


In 1761, at a boarding school in New England, a young Mohawk Indian named Joseph Brant first met Samuel Kirkland, the son of a colonial clergyman. They began a long and intense relationship that would redefine North America. For nearly fifty years, their lives intertwined, at first as close friends but later as bitter foes. Kirkland served American expansion as a missionary and agent, promoting Indian conversion and dispossession. Brant pursued an alternative future for the continent by defending an Indian borderland nestled between the British in Canada and the Americans, rather than divided ... View more info

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The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

By: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Yale University Press: June 2013

Seller ID: 18167

ISBN: 0300191073

Condition: New


The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, historian Andrew O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve their surprising victory. In interlinked biographical chapters, the author follows t... View more info

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

By: Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Flatiron Books: January 2019

Seller ID: 18225

ISBN: 1250130336

Condition: New


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Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution

By: Charles Rappleye

Price: $28.45

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: November 2010

Seller ID: 16828

ISBN: 1416570918

Condition: New


In this biography, the acclaimed author of "Sons of Providence," winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert Morris, the man who financed Washington's armies and the American Revolution. Morris started life in the colonies as an apprentice in a counting house. By the time of the Revolution he was a rich man, a commercial and social leader in Philadelphia. He organized a clandestine trading network to arm the American rebels, joined the Second Continental Congress, and financed George Wash... View more info

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Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation

By: Cokie Roberts

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Easton Press: April 2004

Seller ID: 18090

ISBN: 0060090251

Condition: New


Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day Forward, written with her husband, Steve Roberts, described American marriages throughout history, including the romance of John and Abigail Adams. Now Roberts returns with Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families -- and their country ... View more info

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The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

By: Daniel Mark Epstein

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Ballantine Books: May 2017

Seller ID: 2293

ISBN: 0345544218

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 464 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade; General/trade; General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 464 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade; General/trade; General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)

By: David Hackett Fischer

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: February 2004

Seller ID: 18186

ISBN: 0195170342

Condition: New


Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trent... View more info

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1776

By: David McCullough

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 2005

Seller ID: 17949

ISBN: 0743226712

Condition: New


In this masterful book, David McCullough 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 been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. 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, men of every shape, s... View more info

John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

By: Evan Thomas

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 2003

Seller ID: 17857

ISBN: 0743205839

Condition: New


John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, "in harm's way." He never flinched or turned back. Evan Thomas's minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones's "Bonhomme Richard" and the British man-of-war "Serapis" off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel.Thomas draws on Jones's wide-rangi... View more info

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George Washington (The American Presidents Series)

By: James MacGregor Burns,Susan Dunn

Price: $15.15

Publisher: Times Books: January 2004

Seller ID: 16578

ISBN: 0805069364

Condition: New


A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young republic, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today is the result of the careful grooming of his public persona to include the themes of character, self-sacrifice, and destiny. As Washington sought to interpret the Constitution's assignment of powers to the executive branch and to establish precedent for future leaders, he relied on... View more info

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The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781

By: Jerome A. Greene

Price: $31.30

Publisher: Savas Beatie LLC: April 2005

Seller ID: 16825

ISBN: 1932714057

Condition: New


By the summer of 1781, the American colonies had been at war with England for more than six years. Few guessed the colonists would have put up such a long and credible struggle. When French troops arrived with Rochambeau, the British were operating on two fronts: in the North in New York City under General Clinton, commander of British forces in North America; and in the South under General Lord Cornwallis, who was marching his army northward toward Virginia. The main American army under George Washington was stationed along the Hudson River above New York City. After feinting an attack agains... View more info

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Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution

By: John F. Luzader

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Casemate Publishers: October 2008

Seller ID: 17304

ISBN: 1932714448

Condition: Used - Like New


New condition with clean text and tight binding except for mild shelfwear to the dustjacket. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

By: Kathleen DuVal

Price: $15.15

Publisher: Random House: July 2015

Seller ID: 16667

ISBN: 1400068959

Condition: New


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With Musket & Tomahawk: The West Point?Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777

By: Michael O. Logusz

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Carrel Books: January 2016

Seller ID: 17500

ISBN: 1631440403

Condition: New


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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (The American Revolution Series)

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Viking: April 2013

Seller ID: 16496

ISBN: 0670025445

Condition: New


Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of" In the Heart of the Sea" and "Mayflower," brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off ... View more info

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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (The American Revolution Series)

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Viking: October 2018

Seller ID: 16846

ISBN: 0525426760

Condition: New


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Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

By: Robert F. Smith

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Westholme Publishing: August 2016

Seller ID: 16827

ISBN: 1594162476

Condition: New


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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

By: Stacy Schiff

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.: April 2005

Seller ID: 18021

ISBN: 0805066330

Condition: New


In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin-seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French-convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of ... View more info

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Battle of Paoli

By: Thomas J. McGuire

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books: July 2000

Seller ID: 18043

ISBN: 0811701980

Condition: New


"McGuire writes with such spirit and such a sure mastery of telling detail that it's as though he were there himself. This is first-rate military history." --David McCulloughIn the years since the Revolutionary War, legend has obscured the story of the Battle of Paoli, better known in history as the Paoli Massacre. For this first-ever full-length treatment of the battle, the author has uncovered never-before-published primary documents to tell of British General Charles Grey's brutal attack on Anthony Wayne's division of 1,500 men in September 1777. The detailed account follows the action f... View more info