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Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War Hardcover – October 1, 2004

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Grade 4-8–Bobrick does an admirable job of describing the American Revolution in fewer than 100 pages, half of which are pictures. Each spread covers a separate topic, with a page of text and sidebar of "Quick Facts" facing a full-page illustration. Topics include origins of the conflict, individual battles, profiles of generals from both sides, the Continental Congresses, Loyalists, and the role of women. The illustrations, primarily reproductions of period prints or later paintings of the events described, include maps of two battles and a map of the Colonies showing the locations of all the battles mentioned in the text. This title compares favorably with Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon's The American Revolution (Lerner, 2003) and Susan Provost Beller's The Revolutionary War (Benchmark, 2001). Two minor quibbles: the caption for a painting identifies the recipient of John Burgoyne's surrender as George Washington, rather than Horatio Gates (though it is easy to see how that error was made given the rendering) and a sidebar that states that the Liberty Bell was last rung in 1846. It was last tolled then, but has been sounded many times since. In all, this title is an excellent choice for both general readers and report writers.–Elaine Fort Weischedel, Millbury Public Library, MA
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Gr. 5-8. Bobrick, author of Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution (1997), now addresses a younger audience. In a series of double-page spreads, this large-format volume profiles significant individuals and discusses the progress of the Revolutionary War. Typically, the left-hand page carries several paragraphs of text, a sidebar of "Quick Facts," and a small illustration. On the facing page is a large picture related to the subject. Printed in color, most of the illustrations are period paintings and prints, though from a variety of periods. Students will find the book's presentations of battles useful, particularly those accompanied by large-scale maps showing terrain and troop movements. Though the book does not include notes, even for quotes, it has a glossary, a bibliography, and an annotated list of suggested Web sites as well as a time line on the endpapers. The highly illustrated format leaves little room for detailed discussion, but students will find the book a well-organized and clearly written introduction to the war. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Lexile Measure: 1130L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689864221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689864223
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book on the American Revolution for youngsters is nowhere surpassed. Bobrick's ANGEL IN THE WHIRLWIND (a book about the Revolution for adults) has become the standard one-volume history of the subject. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM is an excellent companion volume, with many of the same virtues--clarity, intelligence, learning, and nobility of mind--that characterize the earlier work. Bobrick's current book about the Civil War (MASTER OF WAR:THE LIFE OF GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS) is yet another gem. (Let's hope he does a companion volume again for youngsters!) In MASTER OF WAR, you can read about a great soldier who (in contrast to Gen. Grant) refused to sacrifice his troops to useless slaughter, won every battle he ever fought, and (unlike Gen. Sherman, for example) insisted on upholding the dignity of black soldiers who enlisted in Union ranks.
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I especially like this book. It is precise as well as concise in its content. On the inside cover there is a time line of the significant events that shaped the revolution. Inside are one page essays on significant events during the revolutionary era such as the Origins Of The Anerican Revolution, The Battle Of Lexington And Concord, The Battle Of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Yorktown and approximately 40 more events of interest. The drawings are in color as well as black and white. Most importantly, Benson Bobrick, the author, is a well known and internationally renown author. You will not be disappointed in this edition. It is suitable for grade school kids through senior citizens. Very revealing and most interesting in its content. Relive and appreciate to a greater degree the planting of the roots of liberty and freedom and the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in dedicating their efforts to the rights we enjoy today.
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This book is wonderful! It is written for elementary / middle school age. We used it to go through all the major battles of the Revolutionary War. It has enough detail to give a brief summery & help students understand the importance of each battle, interesting facts, the major players & what life was like at that time in our history.

It is a good resource to have on hand for teachers. I don't know about others but sometimes I get the battles mixed up. This is a great, quick resource to have at hand.
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I am so happy I bought this book for our homeschool. There is so much information in this book yet it is concise and easy for my 10 year old to understand. The paintings in this book are beautiful and really interesting to look at. I would recommend this book for anyone learning about the revolutionary war.
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This is a great resource for any kid who loves History. It is easy to read and understand. Great, quick reference.
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