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Bass, Robert D.: Swamp Fox (Sandlapper Publishing Company, 1959)
Benninghoff, Herman: The Brilliance of Yorktown: March of History, 1781 Command and Control, Allied Style (224 pages softcover ISBN 1-57747-123-7) available at Thomas Publications
George Washington's Westchester Gamble (2011)
A series of riveting chapters view the U.S. War for Independence
from a wide variety of perspectives. Westchester County NY
was the middle ground separating the defenders of the
Hudson River Valley from the British who wished to split the new-born United States
in two. The personal perspectives of Westchester citizens are described in context
with the shift of annual campaigns from New England to the Carolinas
and with the power struggles between European nations, in whose eyes the U.S.
was just one of many contested areas around the globe. The land granted to the U.S.
at the peace table would depend on which side dominated Virginia by the end of 1781,
and the U.S. race to avoid bankruptcy, mass desertions, and foreign domination
is told with conviction and ample documentation.
Brannon, Lesli and Eric Grundset: African-American and American Indian Involvement in the American Revolution -- a Selected Bibliography [PDF file] (Daughters of the American Revolution, 2002)
Brennan, Linda: The Black Regiment of the American Revolution (Moon Mountain Publ, 2004) OUT OF PRINT is an illustrated book about the First Rhode Island Continental Regiment, written at middle school level.
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Chastellux, François-Jean de (1734-1788:) Voyage de Newport à Philadelphie, Albany, &c.. 1781. Images of the original text are available on the Web at PDF file of the 188-page book (in French). The English translation is Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782 (2 vols), translated by Howard C. Rice, Jr. (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1963).
Chávez, Thomas E.:
Spain and the Independence of the United States: An Intrinsic Gift
(University of New Mexico, 2002).
This book describes the role of Spain in the world-wide web
of political liaisons, schemes, finance, commerce, power, personalities, and philosophy
that formed the setting for the U.S. War for independence in 1775-1783.
Spain's colonies in North, Central, and South America and its commercial arrangements
with Great Britain in those colonies made it hard for Spain to comply fully with the Bourbon
treaty of mutual assistance with France. In spite of that Spain contributed financing,
facilitated delivery of military goods, and provided military victories over the British
along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast that were essential to the U.S. achieving
both independence and treaty concessions of the land between the Appalachian mountains
and the Mississippi River.
Clotworthy, William G.: In the Footsteps of George Washington -- A Guide to Places Commemorating Our First President (McDonald and Woodward, GranvilleOH, 2002) identifies, describes, and provides access information about the more than 250 publicly accessible sites that commemorate the life and legacy of the first president of the United States. This book provides travelers with a roadmap to retrace many of the events and to experience many of the places that made up the life of this notable man.
Cook, Don The Long Fuse : How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785 (The Atlantic Monthly Press, NY, 1995) describes how the actions of the British Parliament exacerbated the disaffection of the American colonists and prolonged the armed struggle to retain them as subservient subjects.
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Dawson, Henry B.
Battles of the United States by Sea and Land
(Johnson, Fry, and Co., New York, 1858), two volumes, illustrated by Alonzo Chappel,
describes the background and details of 99 battles, with many footnotes
to sources of the information. You may search this book online and get a display
of a few lines around the first few "hits" by using
The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in Canada and New England
(Busca, Inc., 2010) covers 403 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War in this area.
It identifies the location of the sites, provides historical background, and lists the interpretive aids there.
It has links to the websites of pertinent parks and tourist organizations that post upcoming events.
There are many photographs showing details of historic buildings, monuments, battlefields,
and equipment. A Glossary defines 18th-century military and historical terms.
DeMoss, Nancy Leigh, ed.: The Rebirth of America (The Arthur S. DeMoss Foundation, Bala Cynwyd PA, 1986)
Diffie, Craig M.:
Dull, Jonathan: A Diplomatic History of the American Revolution (Yale University Press, New Haven CT, 1985) explores the diplomatic background of French assistance to the United states during the American Revolution. Prof. Dull is a research professor at Yale University.
The Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
(A.S. Barnes, New York, 1860)
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Eckert, Allen: The Wilderness War (Little Brown, Boston, 1978)
Edgar, Walter: Partisans and Redcoats (HarperCollins, 2001)
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Freeble, Jr., Charles R.:
Adventures of Andrew Byerly (Cosson Press, Apollo PA, 1995)
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Geyer, Georgie Anne:
Americans No More (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1966; 352 pages)
Grafton, John: The American Revolution : A Picture Sourcebook (Dover Publications, 1975) - contains many old lithographs and drawings that are now out of copyright. The author describes the conditions under which these may be reproduced from his book by non-profit organizations with no license fee.
Grant, George: The Patriots Handbook (Cumberland House, Nashville TN, 1996) contains extracts from about 100 books, poems, declarations, and speeches that express the essence of the American (U.S.) spirit. These are presented in four categories -- A City on a Hill, An Experiment in Liberty, Manifest Destiny, and The American Dream.
Greene, Carol W., "W3R®: The March to Win a War" [GoogleBooks], pp 147-161 in The Revolutionary War in Bergen County, by Carol Karels (The History Press, 2007)
Greene, Jerome A., The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 provides a detailed view of the siege and the participants. This text is a revised edition of the author's report to the National Park Service during the Bicentennial. See the publisher's summary and a related description of the attack on Redoubt 9 [Expédition Particulière Commemorative Cantonment Society].
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Hallahan, William H., The Day the Revolution Ended: 19 October 1781 (Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, ISBN: 0471262404) The publisher writes: "Thrusting you into the revolution's worst year, 1780, and its finale the year after, 'The Day the Revolution Ended' covers the many devastating blows that faced Washington and his impoverished troops during the last years of the war and the thrilling comeback of the allies-made possible by France's resources -- as all forces made their way toward Yorktown in the final showdown of the American Revolution."
Haller, Stephen E.: William Washington: Cavalryman of the Revolution (Heritage Books, Inc.)
Higginbotham, Don: The War of American Independence : Military A..., (Northwestern University Press, Boston, 1983)
Higginbotham, Don: Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary Rifleman (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1961)
Hoffman, Alan R. (chair of the W3R®-MA).:
Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825
is a the English translation of the 1829 book in French by Lafayette's private secretary,
Auguste Levasseur. It is the journal of General Lafayette's farewell tour of all 24 states
in the US (at that time). Levasseur describes how the now 67-year-old hero
of the American Revolution and apostle of liberty in Europe was welcomed i
n an adoring frenzy by the American people. Lafayette was the sole surviving
major general of the Continental Army. With its panoramic view of the young country
-- its burgeoning cities and towns, its technological innovations like the Erie Canal,
and its industrious people -- this book captures America on the cusp of its jubilee year.
Hofstadter, Richard: American Political Tradition and the Men Who ... (Vintage Books, New York, 1948)
Horry, P. and Parson M. L. Weems:
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Johnston, Henry: The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis (Eastern Acorn Press, Philadelphia PA, 1981)
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Kehoe, Vincent J.R.: Virginia - 1774 (Ricardo Sanchez Printer, Malaga, Spain, 1959)
Kemp, Franklin W.: A Nest of Rebel Pirates (1966)
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Lacey, Daniel: The Meaning of the American Revolution (New York, 1964)
LaFantasie, Glenn W., ed.: The Correspondence of Roger Williams, 2 vols (Brown University Press, Providence RI, 1988)
Landers, Col. H. L.: The Virginia Campaign and the Blockade and Siege of Yorktown, 1781, Including a Brief Narrative of the French Participation in the Revolution Prior to the Southern Campaign (U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1931). Also available as a 2005 paperback reprint from The Scholar's Bookshelf, Cranbury NJ.
Larrabee, Harold: Decision at the Chesapeake (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, 1964)
Leckie, Robert: George Washington's War: the Saga of the American Revolution (Harper-Collins Publishers, 1992)
Le Pottier, Serge:
DUPORTAIL ou le Génie de George WASHINGTON
-- on the life and career of General Louis Duportail, a French military engineer
loaned to the U.S. to lead the Continental Army's Engineering Corps.
The author, French Colonel Serge LE POTTIER (Ret.), served in Algeria, served as a French liaison
to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and taught engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
An English edition may be prepared later.
Levitt, J.R. and Cassel, R.N.: George Washington and the U.S. Constitution, (California SAR, 1996)
Lossing, Benson J.:
The Pictorial Fieldbook of the Revolution, 2 vols.
(Harper & Bros., New York, 1852)
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