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British historian Hibbert's narrative of the War of Independence from the British and Loyalist viewpoint is lively, beautifully written and freshly informative. Tracing events from the colonists' unexpected outrage over the 1765 Stamp Act to the Treaty of Paris in 1783, he describes the bitter foreign policy debates in London and the escalating logistic difficulties of supporting a war in North America while conducting far-flung campaigns against the French and Spanish as well. In his evenhanded account of operations from Canada to the Carolinas, Hibbert analyzes British attempts to achieve a unified strategy against the rebels, and brings into focus the ideological confusion and political disunity that hampered the American cause throughout the eight-year struggle. The author lays more stress on French intervention in accounting for the ultimate American triumph than our historians are wont to do. He also points out that the 1781 battle of Coppens was one of the few times the Redcoats were tactically outwitted. Photos.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA-- The story of our struggle for independence from the Boston Tea Party to Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown is among the most familiar in American history. The key events and personalities have been described in popular fiction, history, and movies. Hibbert's unusual and interesting book takes readers through the familiar chronology from the English point of view. The result deepens one's appreciation of the obstacles that faced the British in their attempts to maintain control of North America. Their strategy and tactics are especially understandable when presented in this context. The blunders of English decision-makers in both the government and the army are given the prominence they deserve. Sam Adams and George Washington appear briefly as their enemies saw them. British leaders appear as complete figures with both flaws and strengths. By providing the often overlooked side of an important and commonly told story, this book offers new insights and pleasurable reading.
- Paul Haskell, Edison High School, Alexandria, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Poorly written, typos and factual errors. I've enjoyed other biographies by Hibbert, so I expected more than what I got.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
He was to brief in has accounts of battles. Does not share much detail. The maps where not very good.Published 6 months ago by Ron Schowe
This is a well written history of the American Revolution written from a Brittish perspective. It is not at all boring and can be read with much pleasure.Published 6 months ago by Dr. J. J. Kregarman
A very excellent history of the American Revolution from the British and American perspectives. It gives one a very detailed perspective of the flow and battles of the Revolution. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Sterne
I found this account very interesting especially the quotes from letters by ordinary soldiers describing eye witness descriptions of events that they saw.Published 8 months ago by Stan Beckman
Good review of the Revolutionary War plus a lot of information regarding the British opposition to the war from Parliament,newspapers and a surprising number of citizens from... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Charles McCall
An incredible, well-written book that has a lot of eye-opening history, if you ever wondered how the British managed to lose America, the answer is in this book.Published 10 months ago by Harold Smith