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Book Release: ‘Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778’ by Ricardo A. Herrera

August 19th, 2022

In this major new history of the Continental Army’s Grand Forage of 1778, award-winning military historian Ricardo A. Herrera uncovers what daily life was like for soldiers during the darkest and coldest days of the American Revolution: the Valley Forge winter. Here, the army launched its largest and riskiest operation—not a bloody battle against British forces but a campaign to feed itself and prevent starvation or dispersal during the long encampment. Herrera brings to light the army’s herculean efforts to feed itself,…[Read More]

Book Release: ‘The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783′ by Guy Chet

August 9th, 2022

The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783 by Guy Chet

Most U.S. History textbooks track the origins and evolution of American identity. They therefore present the American Revolution as the product of a gradual cultural change in English colonists. Over time, this process of Americanization differentiated and alienated the settlers from their compatriots and their government in Britain. This widely-taught narrative encourages students to view American independence as a reflection of emerging American nationhood. The Colonists’ American Revolution introduces readers to a competing narrative which presents the Revolution as a product of the colonists’ English identity and of English politics….[Read More]

Book Release: ‘The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers’ ; Annotated by Timothy J. Todish & Illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly

August 5th, 2022

The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers, Annotated and with an Introduction by Timothy J. Todish & illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly

Major Robert Rogers of Rogers’ Rangers is not only one of the most famous men to come out of colonial America, he is also one of the most fascinating. Reprinted from the rare 1769 Dublin edition, this definitive edition of the Journals, with commentary, is a must for all who want to understand Rogers’ place in American history. Detailed drawings by historical artist Gary Zaboly, along with his page-length captions, illustrate key scenes, weapons, clothing and equipment of the Rangers,…[Read More]

W3R-US Leadership Council Members Buck and Mills Launch a Podcast Series

August 5th, 2022

W3R-US Leadership Council members Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, authors of If
These Stones Could Talk
, have launched a new podcast series called “Lifting the Veil”.
They are interviewing individuals who are interested in exploring some of the facets of
American history we never learned about in school or that bring new perspectives to
what we were taught.

They recently interviewed W3R-US board member Brad Fay about the work he has
been doing to promote heritage tourism development and infrastructure improvements
for the National Park Service’s Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route,…[Read More]

Book Release: ‘A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789’ by James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender

August 5th, 2022

The Cover of "A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763 - 1789" by James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender

A fully revised and updated third edition of the most established and innovative historical analysis of the Continental Army and its role in the formation of the new republic.

Written by two experts in the field of early U.S. history.

Includes fully updated coverage of the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Revolution.

Features maps, illustrations, a Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography, and a fully revamped Bibliographical Essay….[Read More]

Book Release: ‘Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire’ by Maxine N. Lurie

August 1st, 2022

The American Revolution in New Jersey lasted eight long years, during which many were caught in the middle of a vicious civil war. Residents living in an active war zone took stands that varied from “Loyalist” to “Patriot” to neutral and/or “trimmer” (those who changed sides for a variety of reasons).

Men and women, Blacks and whites, Native Americans, and those from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, with different religious affiliations all found themselves in this difficult middle ground….[Read More]

State of Delaware to acquire historic property at Cooch’s Bridge, the site of the state’s only Revolutionary War battle

April 22nd, 2022

By Doug Denison, director of community relations, Delaware Department of State

Hallowed grounds believed to be the final resting place of some two dozen American soldiers who perished in the only major battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Delaware will soon become the property of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, according to an agreement announced on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

The Cooch House and property

Gathered at the historic Cooch home just south of Newark,…[Read More]

W3R-US Board Member Nicole Yancey Elected to Three-year Term on the Board of American Society of Le Souvenir Français Inc.

March 22nd, 2022

Nicole served as the Honorary Consul for France for 25 years, has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, the French National Legion of Merit, and the Gold Medal of the Renaissance Française for “Culture, Solidarity and Francophonie”. 

The creation of the French Memorial in Yorktown is her proudest achievement.

She was asked by various agencies of both the American and French governments to assist in organizing and promoting activities on both sides of the Atlantic for the USA Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 to 1983 (Treaties of Paris and Versailles);…[Read More]