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07-28-2005, 12:56
Can anyone recommend a good overall history of the Revolution, along the lines of Battle Cry of Freedom for the Civil War?

07-28-2005, 15:32
However, as a preface to the Revolution in general, read,

Common Sense by Thomas Paine.

I got a nice little hard-bound edition printed by Barnes and Noble for their stores. Even with a 15pg. introduction, it's only about 80 pages long. I'm going to re-read now, since there's so much MEAT contained there.;P

Powerful stuff.;z

unit 900
07-29-2005, 12:51
If you like mixing fiction with history, the entire series by Kennth Roberts is highly recommended:

Rabble in Arms
Northwest Passage
Captain Caution
The Lively Lady
Oliver Wiswell
Lydia Bailey

08-07-2005, 08:37
I read a book called "George Washington's War" which was a good overall view of the war.