From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Clear, colorful maps and a thorough, yet concise text make this a work to be considered wherever colonial American history is studied. Although the emphasis is on the Revolution, the scope is much broader-from settlement to 1820. Chronologically arranged, each chapter opens with an overview, followed by readable double-page spreads on the time periods, specific battles, pertinent individuals or peoples, and other relevant issues. Maps are large enough to show troop movement. Legends are clear with dissimilar symbols. Portraits, illustrations, and other graphics are clearly identified. A concluding section provides brief biographical sketches. An excellent presentation of the era.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Barnes presents the American theater of war as one component in a worldwide series of conflicts between England and its European rivals.
Clear, colorful maps and a thorough, yet concise text make this a work to be considered wherever colonial American history is studied....An excellent presentation of the Era.
School Library Journal