The American Heritage History of the American Revolution (American Heritage)

By Lancaster, Bruce & Fleming, Thomas J. & Catton, Bruce

Publishers Summary:
From Lexington and Concord to Yorktown, Bruce Lancaster's classic, The American Revolution, covers the story of America's fight for independence in vivid detail. With an introduction by the critically acclaimed author Bruce Catton, and a new foreword by Thomas Fleming, The American Revolution is a highly readable and engaging volume.

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978-0-74348-681-1
Publisher
I Books


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Library Journal

Reviewed on June 14, 2004

This heavily illustrated volume gives the Revolution a suitably grand retelling. First published in 1958, the text, by novelist and history popularizer Lancaster (with an introductory chapter by English historian J. H. Plumb), is a perceptive and rousing but fairly conventional military and political history, focused on central figures like the majestic Washington ("there was something in the way he sat his horse") and epics like the Breeds Hill bloodbath, the debate over the Declaration of Independence and the Valley Forge ordeal. Its viewpoint is a triumphalist one, as the fractious colonists, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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