The whole controversy over the continental officers was best expressed by the debate over pensions.
One of the most interesting facets of the book, though, is the appendix that covers statistics and the motivation of the Continentals.
The tyranny associated with a dictator is what most Americans feared and is addressed thoroughly throughout the early chapters.
Book is in great condition, gonna have a lot of fun reading this, History books about the American Revolution are awesome, thanks.Published 12 months ago by Christopher Swann
Royster's overwrought text attempts to coalesce the character of the society behind the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by D.H. Buxton
A Revolutionary People at War is an examination into what Charles Royster proposes is the American character during the time of the revolution, and how that character related to... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Joseph Collins
As Americans view the revolutions of other nations on the television through news coverage of recent events in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, and Libya it is natural to think back on what... Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by John D
Doctoral dissertations rarely make interesting reading. Fewer still win the Parkman Prize. "A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character,... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by T. Graczewski
I'll get straight to the point. I rated this book a 3 star, not because it's a bad book but because it's not a book for the casual reader. Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by Dennis S. Stuempfle