A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this updated version offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and captures the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation. Middlekauff undertakes the difficult task of separating the real from the mythic with great success.
This series opener is a major revision and expansion of a popular history of the American Revolutionary period originally written in 1982. In addition to revising and updating the text, Middlekauff (history, emeritus, Berkeley) has added new material on the causes of the war, anti-British protests before the war, military medicine, the ratification of the Constitution, and the contributions of women, slaves, and Native Americans. The book concludes with a new epilog and an updated bibliography of sources. One strength of this edition is Middlekauff's effort to incorporate more of the social history of the period, including stories of ordinary people and how the war impacted their lives. This is narrative history at its best, written in a conversational and engaging style. Recommended for libraries needing a single-volume, up-to-date history of the Revolutionary period.-Robert Flatley, Kutztown Univ., PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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March 08, 2007
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