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1776 book 1776

McCullough, David G.
973.3 MCCULLO

Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost -- Washington, who had never before led an army in battle.



1789 : the threshold of the modern age book 1789 : the threshold of the modern age

Andress, David, 1969-
909.7 ANDRESS

From the inauguration of George Washington to the birth of the cotton trade in the American South, from the British Empire's war in India to the street battles of the French evolution, Andress shows how the struggles of this explosive year would dominate the Old and New Worlds for the next 200 years.



First family : Abigail and John book First family : Abigail and John

Ellis, Joseph J.
BIO ADAMS ELLIS

John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story...--From publisher description.



Independence : the struggle to set America free book Independence : the struggle to set America free

Ferling, John E.
973.3 FERLING

Ferling (history, U. of West Georgia), author of many books on Revolutionary War era America, traces the evolution of the idea of independence and the events and decisions that ultimately led Congress, with the support of most Americans, to declare independence...Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)



James Madison and the making of America book James Madison and the making of America

Gutzman, Kevin Raeder, 1963-
BIO MADISON GUTZMAN

This is the first full-length biography, in over a decade, of James Madison, our fourth President and icon of the conservative movement. In it, the author, a historian looks beyond Madison's traditional moniker, "The Father of the Constitution", to find a more complex and realistic portrait of this influential Founding Father.



The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War book The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War

Cornwell, Bernard.
FIC CORNWEL

After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.



The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States book The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States

Wood, Gordon S.
973.3 WOOD

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. In a series of elegant and illuminating essays, Wood explores the ideological origins of the revolution--from ancient Rome to the European Enlightenment--and the founders' attempts to forge an American democracy.



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