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Recommended Books on the Revolutionary War

Kevin F. Kiley
 
A Revolutionary People At War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783
A Revolutionary People At War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783
"Insightful, well-researched, demonstrating a depth of knowledge on the Continental Army."
The Continental Army
The Continental Army
"Excellent reference on the Continental Army, listing all the serving units and their lineages.  A definitive work."
Battles Of The Revolutionary War: 1775-1781 (Major Battles and Campaigns ; 3)
Battles Of The Revolutionary War: 1775-1781 (Major Battles and Campaigns ; 3)
"An excellent survey of picked battles, giving authoritative comment and text on the battles and leaders, as well as the outocomes."
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
"Expert, authoritative background to the political beliefs of the Revolution and those who started it and formed the country.  At odds with the new revisionist theories of 'Biblically based government."
The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton
The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton
"Excellent telling of the old tale by a former editor of American Heritage Magazine."
Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
"New history which tells the story of the turning point of the Revolution with verve, color, and use of reliable sources.  Almost as good as John Elting's book on the same subject."
Decisive Day: The Battle for Bunker Hill
Decisive Day: The Battle for Bunker Hill
"Excellent account.  If a book has Ketchum's name on it, buy it."
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
"I have found this work indispensable.  There are small errors throughout the text, but in a book this large it cannot be helped."
The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas
The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas
"A campaign, instead of a battle, study.  Insightful,  fact-filled, well-written, and a definite asset to the literature of the period."
A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens
A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens
"The newest history of Cowpens, largely based on old pension accounts, which could be a problem.  Still, it is helpful, though too much emphasis is placed on the militia vice the Continentals."