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"Washington Post Book World""[A] pathbreaking examination of the treatment of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War... Burrows's book is a landmark whose significance far outweighs recent, popular biographies of the Founding Fathers. His sparkling prose, meticulous research and surprising findings recast our understanding of how the new nation was brought forth... Burrows masterfully explores a subject that had been left nearly untouched for more than two centuries.""Seattle Times""[Burrows] offers riveting accounts of what prison life was like in New York...It is as if, more than 200 years later, fitting tribute has finally been paid."
I'm not going to give a scholarly review, plenty of others have done a splendid job of that. I just wanted to learn more about the plight of prisoners during the Revolutionary War... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting topic and fun read, My only knock is it's a bit wordy.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Who knew? This was an excellent book about sadly forgotten people in a seminal war.Published 9 months ago by Donna J. Martin
Excellent historical book about that seldom taught chapter in our Nation's early years.Published 13 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 20 months ago by HappyTEN
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 22 months ago by Charles Blimline