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He makes supurb use of contemporaneous sources and accounts, mostly highly credible and descriptive.
As a historian (and veteran) I had some knowledge of the subject but once I read this book I realized how much more there was to learn.
As Burrows explains, Great Britain couldn't treat them as prisoners-of-war; that would acknowledge the United States' sovereignty.
Interesting topic and fun read, My only knock is it's a bit wordy.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Who knew? This was an excellent book about sadly forgotten people in a seminal war.Published 3 months ago by Donna J. Martin
Excellent historical book about that seldom taught chapter in our Nation's early years.Published 7 months ago by C.E.Dechenne
I purchased the book in hopes of finding out more about the prisoners and what they went through. This book delivered on that. Read morePublished 14 months ago by TENdriver
It brings out the issue of POWs and how long it has taken to deal with it. Makes you want to read up on how it address today.Published 16 months ago by Charles Blimline
This book is well-written and researched very well. The end notes in many cases should not be overlooked because they provide additional information in what was covered in the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Scott Blake
Edwin G. Burrows "Forgotten Patriots" is an informative, sobering and, at many times, harrowing account of American revolutionaries (mostly military and sometimes non-military) who... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Rocco Dormarunno
Excellent, excellent, excellent. This will change the perception of the American Revolution for the uninitiated reader as well as opening the eyes of many a historian who delights... Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Joseph