Now one of the foremost american historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. In paul revere's ride, david hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic.
Paul revere's ride returns paul revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest. Fischer recreates revere's capture that night, showing how it had an important impact on the events that followed.
Paul Revere's Ride #ad - Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer reveals a clash very different from both patriotic and iconoclastic myths. Hardcover. On the morning of april 19, they fought in fixed positions and close formation, twice breaking the British regulars. For george washington, and thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - While british and german forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. Oxford university Press USA. The americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides.
A powerful british force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as david hackett fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. Under cover of night, washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. The startling success of washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The british were badly shaken.
On christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their hold on New Jersey was broken, their army suffered severe damage, and their strategy was ruined.
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution The American Revolution SeriesViking #ad - It was the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Viking Books. With passion and insight, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.
The bestselling author of in the heart of the sea, mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective. Boston globein the opening volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution.
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution The American Revolution Series #ad - In the aftermath of the boston tea party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, the conflict escalated and skirmishes gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Oxford university Press USA. Philbrick gives us a fresh view of the story and its dynamic personalities, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, including John Adams, and George Washington.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution TrilogyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - From the bestselling author of the liberation trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, has long been admired for his deeply researched, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, stunningly vivid narrative histories.
It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: henry knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy #ad - Viking Books. Rick atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama. Oxford university Press USA. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence.
From the battles at lexington and concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.
Full of riveting details and untold stories, of sacrifice and blunder, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of redemption and profound suffering.
Champlain's DreamSimon & Schuster #ad - In this sweeping, master mariner, enthralling biography, cartographer, artist, spy, explorer, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, and Father of New France. But we remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. Deeply researched, it is illustrated throughout with many contemporary images and maps, including several drawn by Champlain himself.
Champlain was also a brilliant navigator. Despite much resistance and many defeats, Champlain, by his astonishing dedication and stamina, finally established France's New World colony. Champlain had early support from henri IV and later Louis XIII, but the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu opposed his efforts.
The historical record is unclear on whether champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, and like Henri, one of France's greatest kings, but he fought in France's religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Throughout his three decades in North America, Champlain remained committed to a remarkable vision, a Grand Design for France's colony.
Champlain's Dream #ad - He encouraged intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. Sailing frequently between france and Canada, he maneuvered through court intrigue in Paris and negotiated among more than a dozen Indian nations in North America to establish New France.
Viking Books. This superb biography, the first in decades, is as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The british were badly shaken. Viking Books. Oxford university Press USA. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events.
. Oxford university Press USA. On christmas night, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. While british and german forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success.
Washington's Crossing Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - Under cover of night, washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. A powerful british force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as david hackett fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington and many other Americans refused to let the Revolution die.
The startling success of washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning. The americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost.
Samuel Adams: Father of the American RevolutionSt. Martin's Press #ad - George washington, thomas jefferson and John Adams all acknowledged that they built our nation on Samuel Adams' foundations. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire.
Oxford university Press USA. Viking Books. Oxford university Press USA. Now, in this riveting biography, his story is finally told and his crucial place in American history is fully recognized. Winner of the 2007 fraunces tavern museum book Award!Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution.
Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution #ad - His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United StatesOxford University Press #ad - Through it all, middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification. The first book to appear in the illustrious oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic.
Beginning with the french and indian war and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president, Robert Middlekauff offers a panoramic history of the conflict between England and America, highlighting the drama and anguish of the colonial struggle for independence. Oxford university Press USA.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States #ad - This new edition has been revised and expanded, with fresh coverage of topics such as mob reactions to British measures before the War, women's role in the Revolution, American Indians, military medicine, the different kinds of war fought by the Americans and the British, and the ratification of the Constitution.
The series includes three pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. And there are particularly insightful portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, George Washington, James Otis, Thomas Jefferson, and many others. Oxford university Press USA.
Vann woodward and richard Hofstadter, and now under the editorship of David M.
American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to RevolutionLittle, Brown and Company #ad - American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Viking Books. 50, 000 first printing. Examines the first weeks of the american revolution, from paul Revere's ride in December 1774, through the shots fired at Lexington Green and the ordinary Americans who were caught up in the fight alongside heroes like Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry.
Oxford university Press USA.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library #ad - An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years. Joseph J. Viking Books. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, the well-being of ordinary people, constitutionalism, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era.
Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. He knew that the revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library Chronicles #ad - That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft. Oxford university Press USA. The revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. No doubt the story is a dramatic one: thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, a huge, in fewer than three decades, sprawling, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens.
But the history of the american revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. Used book in Good Condition.
1776Simon & Schuster #ad - By david mccullough, twice recipient of the pulitzer Prize for Truman and John Adams and twice recipient of the National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.
America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, 1776, drama, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, interweaving, and narrative force, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.
1776 #ad - In this masterful book, david mccullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.
Used book in Good Condition. History of the american Revolution, 1775-1783. It is the story of americans in the ranks, shoemakers, size, no-accounts, men of every shape, farmers, and color, schoolteachers, and mere boys turned soldiers. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality.
Oxford university Press USA. And it is the story of the king’s men, william Howe, the British commander, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.