'Huzzah!' for William Fowler. His superb American Crisis brings to life, with great clarity and understanding, one of the least-known, most important chapters in the long struggle for independence, and leaves no doubt of how much, once again, was owed to George Washington for how things turned out. (David McCullough, author of John Adams, 1776, and The Greater Journey)
Bill Fowler is the author of many important works of American history, but with American Crisis he has written the book of his long and distinguished career. Chronicling one of the least known portions of the American Revolution--the two years between Yorktown and the actual end of the war--he has created a page-turner full of intrigue, drama, and countless unexpected twists. You will never think of George Washington in quite the same way after reading American Crisis. (Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower)
The Revolutionary War did not end with the Allied victory at Yorktown. Two uncertain and perilous years elapsed before the peace treaty that ended the war finally took effect. At last, there is a book that examines these critical war years in detail. William Fowler's magnificent American Crisis treats General Washington's preparations for more war, the woeful American economy, peace negotiations, and the politics of the Continental army. In rich detail and graceful prose, Fowler fleshes out an often forgotten part of the War of Independence, a time that shaped and prepared Washington for the political battles on his horizon. (John Ferling, author of Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free and several books on George Washington)
William M. Fowler, Jr. is a distinguished professor of History at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to that, for eight years he was director of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is the author of Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815, Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock, and Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.
Surprisingly detailed narrative re the unsettled political environment on
both the American and British home fronts!
THIS BOOK WAS VERY ENLIGHTENING ABOUT THE YEARS AFTER THE SO-CALLED SURRENDER BY THE ENGLISH AT YORKTOWN. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicholas Dinnocenzo
This is about a time we might forget. Yorktown and then they had the Constitution. But it was a dangerous time for a new country and a time when a man less noble than George... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kenneth R. Velten
Very interesting. Proves my theory: Mankind is incapable of governing himself. Still very true today. Not much has changed! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Virgil Suttles
As we all know, Yorktown ended most of the hostilities with the British. This book explains what went on during the two years between that battle and the final removal of the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tom Henderson