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Revolutionary War Nonfiction

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  • Details about Revolution Song

    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto

    With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. While some of the protagonists--a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, George Washington--play major roles on the field of battle, others--a woman, a slave, and ……more

  • Details about In the Hurricane's Eye

    In the Hurricane's Eye

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to imposs……more

  • Details about Young Washington: how wilderness and war forged America's founding father

    Young Washington: how wilderness and war forged America's founding father

    Peter Stark

    Abstract:  A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria. Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naive and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War--a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. With powerful narrat……more

  • Details about The First Conspiracy

    The First Conspiracy

    Brad Meltzer

    Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Wash……more

  • Details about The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

    The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

    Colin G. Calloway

    A biography of America's founding father and those on whose land he based the nation's future. George Washington dominates the narrative of the nation's birth, yet American history has largely forgotten what he knew: that the country's fate depended less on grand rhetorical statements of independence and self-governance than on land - Indian land. While other histories have overlooked thecentral importance of Indian power during the country's formative years, Colin G. Calloway here gives Native ……more

  • Details about The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold

    The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold

    Joyce Lee Malcolm

    A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America's most complicated figures: the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold.…more