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A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution (2006)

by Theodore P. Savas, J. David Dameron

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This book contains practically every battle fought in the American Revolution with tons of maps and enough details to recreate the battles if you desired to do so. When one reads this book you will be amazed at the size and scope of the Revolution. Most people hear about the opening shots at Lexington and Concord and the surrender at Yorktown, but hardly any Americans know anything else. This book will definitely change that! The author even proposes that this is truly the first World War because when the French and Spanish became involved the battles began to happen all over the globe. I wouldn't go that far myself, but I would consider it perhaps the first war fought on a global scale, but to be classed as world war it needs the involvement of the entire world. But nonetheless this book is an outstanding addition to the shelf and anybody interested in the American Revolution it truly becomes an essential item indeed. ( )
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For my beloved and long gone Papou Ted, who arrived at Ellis Island as a penniless young Greek immigrant on the eve of World War I. He came here to be an American, and no one loved this country more than he did. I miss you. ----- Theodore P. Savas
For Kevin and Jonathan, in hopes that someday they will love exploring history as much as I do. ---- J. David Dameron
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If the number of books being published is any indication, the popularity of the American Revolution is increasing.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 193271412X, Hardcover)

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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