In the days that followed, paul Revere led a new battle-- for public opinion--which proved even more decisive than the fighting itself. When the alarm-riders of april 18 took to the streets, they did not cry, "the British are coming, " for most of them still believed they were British. Now one of the foremost american historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition.
Paul Revere's Ride #ad - In paul revere's ride, david hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. In the afternoon, the american officers switched tactics, forging a ring of fire around the retreating enemy which they maintained for several hours--an extraordinary feat of combat leadership.
Revere ranged widely through the complex world of Boston's revolutionary movement--from organizing local mechanics to mingling with the likes of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Hardcover.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - A second battle of Trenton followed within days. On christmas night, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. 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. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. The americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - The startling success of washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning. Oxford university Press USA. The british were badly shaken. While british and german forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success.
Under cover of night, washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their hold on New Jersey was broken, their army suffered severe damage, and their strategy was ruined.
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution The American Revolution SeriesViking #ad - Philbrick gives us a fresh view of the story and its dynamic personalities, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and George Washington. Oxford university Press USA. In the aftermath of the boston tea party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, the conflict escalated and skirmishes gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
With passion and insight, messy, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, blisteringly real origins of America. The bestselling author of in the heart of the sea, mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective.
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution The American Revolution Series #ad - Boston globein the opening volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution. It was the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists.
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution TrilogyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - From the battles at lexington and concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. Rick atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy #ad - From the bestselling author of the liberation trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories.
Oxford university Press USA. Viking Books. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.
Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering.
Champlain's DreamSimon & Schuster #ad - He went to sea as a boy and over time acquired the skills that allowed him to make twenty-seven Atlantic crossings without losing a ship. In this sweeping, spy, explorer, enthralling biography, artist, master mariner, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, cartographer, and Father of New France.
The historical record is unclear on whether champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, one of France's greatest kings, but he fought in France's religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, and like Henri, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Champlain had early support from henri IV and later Louis XIII, but the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu opposed his efforts.
Champlain was also a brilliant navigator. Oxford university Press USA. He encouraged intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. This superb biography, the first in decades, is as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays. Born on france's atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare.
Champlain's Dream #ad - He was a visionary leader, especially when compared to his English and Spanish contemporaries -- a man who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence. Throughout his three decades in North America, Champlain remained committed to a remarkable vision, a Grand Design for France's colony.
Over more than thirty years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United StatesOxford University Press #ad - Kennedy, diplomatic, political, this renowned series blends social, cultural, economic, and military history into coherent and vividly written narrative. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification.
The atlantic monthly has praised it as "the most distinguished series in American historical scholarship, " a series that "synthesizes a generation's worth of historical inquiry and knowledge into one literally state-of-the-art book. Conceived under the general editorship of C. The series includes three pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States #ad - Through it all, middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. And there are particularly insightful portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, James Otis, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and many others. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee-men and representatives in congress--all receive their due.
Viking Books. This new edition has been revised and expanded, military medicine, the different kinds of war fought by the Americans and the British, American Indians, with fresh coverage of topics such as mob reactions to British measures before the War, women's role in the Revolution, and the ratification of the Constitution.
Oxford university Press USA. Here is an equally glorious narrative of an event that changed the world, capturing the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library #ad - Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty.
An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years. Joseph J. But the history of the american revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library Chronicles #ad - Viking Books. He knew that the revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people. Ellis, author of founding BrothersA magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic.
When abraham lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer.
1776Simon & Schuster #ad - Viking Books. And it is the story of the king’s men, the british commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. Used book in Good Condition. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.
Oxford university Press USA. By david mccullough, twice recipient of the pulitzer Prize for Truman and John Adams and twice recipient of the National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. History of the american Revolution, 1775-1783. America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, drama, and narrative force, interweaving, 1776, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, on both sides of the Atlantic, in a book of breathtaking excitement, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.
1776 #ad - 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.
It is the story of americans in the ranks, size, farmers, schoolteachers, and color, no-accounts, men of every shape, shoemakers, and mere boys turned soldiers. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality.
John AdamsSimon & Schuster #ad - Used book in Good Condition. History of the american Revolution, 1775-1783. Above all, john adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. By david mccullough, twice recipient of the pulitzer Prize for Truman and John Adams and twice recipient of the National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback.
Revolution was on the minds and hearts of the people' and it changed the world. This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, virtue, religious faith, love, and betrayal, but also about human nature, ambition, friendship, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.
John Adams #ad - The pulitzer prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, often irascible, fiercely independent, the brilliant, epic biography, david mccullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.
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Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - The startling success of washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning. Viking Books. History of the american Revolution, 1775-1783. Oxford university Press USA. 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. Oxford university Press USA. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. Revolution was on the minds and hearts of the people' and it changed the world. By david mccullough, twice recipient of the pulitzer Prize for Truman and John Adams and twice recipient of the National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback.
Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. While british and german forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides.
The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War Journal of the American Revolution BooksWestholme Publishing #ad - There was one goal gage and his enemies shared: for different reasons, they all wanted to keep the stolen cannon as secret as possible. In the early spring of 1775, massachusetts, on a farm in Concord, British army spies located four brass cannon belonging to Boston’s colonial militia that had gone missing months before.
British general thomas gage had been searching for them, both to stymie New England’s growing rebellion and to erase the embarrassment of having let cannon disappear from armories under redcoat guard. L. Westholme Pub Llc. History of the american Revolution, 1775-1783. Oxford university Press USA. Bell reveals a new dimension to the start of America’s War for Independence by tracing the spark of its first battle back to little-known events beginning in September 1774.
The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War Journal of the American Revolution Books #ad - Anxious to regain those weapons, he drew up plans for his troops to march nineteen miles into unfriendly territory. Used book in Good Condition. Revolution was on the minds and hearts of the people' and it changed the world. The massachusetts Patriots, meanwhile, prepared to thwart the general’s mission. Drawing on archives in the united states, the book creates a lively, and Canada, original, United Kingdom, and deeply documented picture of a society perched on the brink of war.
The author relates how radical patriots secured those four cannon and smuggled them out of Boston, and how Gage sent out spies and search parties to track them down.