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Book Review: Tories

Tories:  Fighting For The King In America’s First Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen As someone who has ancestors among both Patriots and Tories in the American Revolution, I have long been fascinated by the divide between how Tories are … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Revolutions

American Revolutions:  A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor When I saw this book’s title and dates, I made a guess to myself about which wars that the author would talk about.  I figured that it was a given that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Revolution: A Concise History

The American Revolution:  A Concise History, by Robert J. Allison In reading a book like this, I have to take into account that the fact that this book is concise means that it is not likely to say very much … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Men Who Lost America

The Men Who Lost America:  British Leadership, The American Revolution, And The Fate Of The Empire, by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy This book seek to defend the British from the accusation that it was their incompetence that led to the American … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fusiliers

Fusiliers:  The Saga Of A British Redcoat Regiment In The American Revolution, by Mark Urban This book was a deeply interesting one.  I’m not going to say that I necessarily approve of the author’s perspective or share it, but the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates (1)

Patriots Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is one I have read before, but it forms a poignant part of a much longer story.  After all, this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conquered Into Liberty

Conquered Into Liberty:  Two Centuries Of Battle Along The Great Warpath That Made The American Way Of War, by Eliot A. Cohen As a student of the American way of war, I must admit that I found this particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Salute

The First Salute:  A View Of The American Revolution, by Barbara W. Tuchman I must say that I was rather impressed with this book, not least in the way that Tuchman managed to demonstrate the importance of the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy:  The Secret Plot Against George Washington And The Birth Of American Counterintelligence, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Flatiron Books courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am George Washington

I Am George Washington, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This is a book that simultaneously comments on Parson Weems and even seems to channel it for itself.  Parson Weems, of course, is the writer who was famous for … Continue reading

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