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New Jersey and The Revolutionary War Paperback – January 1, 1970
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From the Back Cover
Bill tells the story of the war and provides in-depth explanations of war-related problems--victory and defeat, Jerseymen defecting to the British, recruitment difficulties, troop discipline problems, the outbreak of disease and a smallpox epidemic--everything that led to the eventual surrender of Cornwallis.
Bill introduces us to the people who were responsible for winning the war and shaping the future of our country, people such as George Washington, General Hugh Mercer, Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, and Thomas Marshall. He also portrays other colorful figures, such as Benedict Arnold, and British officers, including Howe, Cornwallis, and Rall.
Alfred Bill has produced that rare species of history book that reads like an exciting adventure story. He not only presents the facts, but clearly illumninates them with pertinent background information. Clearly written and highly readable, this book will be enjoyed by everyone from students to serious historians.
About the Author
Bill lived in Princeton, New Jersey, from 1933 until his death.
Top Customer Reviews
For its length of 100 odd pages the reader will find a very general history of the conflict. Useful perhaps to the basic reader who has little or no prior knowledge of subject. The short length of the narrative will doubtless appeal to high school students required to do some reading on the Rev War. If one is searching for a ready reference on historical locales in NJ that are still accessible today this book falls completely short. If you want a quick, basic read on the Rev War with a few references to NJ thrown in perhaps this is for you. Not recommended overall and overpriced for what you get!