A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution

A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution

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A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution is the first comprehensive account of every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded on the battlefield at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. In between were six long years of bitter fighting on land and at sea. The wide variety of combats blanketed the North American continent from Canada to the Southern colonies, from the winding coastal lowlands to the Appalachian Mountains, and from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean. Unlike existing accounts, A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution presents each engagement in a unique way. Each battle entry offers a wide and rich—but consistent—template of information to make it easy for readers to find exactly what they are seeking. Every entry begins with introductory details including the date of the battle, its location, commanders, opposing forces, terrain, weather, and time of day. The detailed body of each entry offers both a Colonial and British perspective of the unfolding military situation, a detailed and unbiased account of what actually transpired, a discussion of numbers and losses, an assessment of the consequences of the battle, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the entries are supported and enriched by original maps and photos. Fresh, scholarly, informative, and entertaining, A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution will be welcomed by historians and general enthusiasts everywhere.

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Aimed at a broad audience that includes historians and general readers, this text describes every battle that took place during the American Revolution. Each entry offers an unbiased account of what transpired during a particular battle and assesses its consequences for both British and the Colonial forces. It also provides details such as battle date, location, commanders, weather, and time of day. Many entries are illustrated by original maps. Attorney Savas is the author of a number of books on military history, and Dameron teaches American history at Troy U. Distributed in the U.S. by Casemate. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Savas Beatie, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781932714128
Characteristics: lxix, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dameron, J. David


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