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Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold. All familiar names, but how did they all fit together? How did merchants, lawyers, farmers, and cobblers come together to defeat the British Empire, its powerful navy, and its Hessian auxiliaries? For that matter, who were the Hessians, and what is an auxiliary?
Bringing together ten eminent Revolutionary War experts, editor Ed Lengel presents their stirring narratives of the military campaigns that changed history and gave birth to a new nation.
These historians guide you through the fateful decade of the 1770s in British America. In 1776, you battle in Brooklyn Heights, then cross the Delaware with Washington. In the late summer and fall of ’77, you bushwhack down the Champlain Valley with Johnny Burgoyne. You struggle through winter with Washington and his beleaguered troops in Valley Forge. When the spring of ’78 turns to summer, you endure the oppressive heat and the massive battle on New Jersey farmland at Monmouth Courthouse. In 1780 your journey takes you south into a bloody civil war—Tory versus patriot, neighbor versus neighbor in Georgia and the Carolinas. Finally, in ’81, you join the patriots as they maneuver north into Virginia, whereWashington and the French navy can trap the British on the Yorktown Peninsula.
Complete with maps and suggested further reading, The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution is a short course in one of history’s most consequential wars, explaining how citizens became soldiers and how their dedication, determination, and force of will defeated the world’s greatest power and launched a nation like no other.
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- ASIN : B085CMKZZR
- Publisher : Regnery History (August 18, 2020)
- Publication date : August 18, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 15376 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1684511259
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #883,733 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My only larger concern is the maps. They are taken from Symonds A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution. But without Symonds' accompanying notes, the numbers on the map are of little use by way of explanation. Also Symonds' book is now 34 years old, so that some of the troops numbers are dated scholarship, given new findings and do conflict with the current authors take. But, again, this is a minor problem.
A strong point is the suggested reading for each chapter, which gives both new and experienced readers ample suggestions to pursue a more in depth study. This volume is a wonderful starting point for your new revolutionary journey and perhaps a fine supplemental reading for a college course on the War of Independence. In fact, the publisher suggests similar.
Fine book! I highly recommend 10 Key Campaigns. It's a great way to see the challenges faced by our nation's founders.
For the beginner, this book will certainly be enlightening and will most assuredly whet the appetite for more knowledge about our founding period. There is more than enough here for the veteran student as the depth and breadth of the fine writing will fill in many of the blanks of knowledge and indeed tie everything together for a fuller comprehension of our American Revolution.