History - United States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

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Duel with the Devil: The True Story o...

Paul Collins

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURYIn the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Fe...

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Published: Jun 2014

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of Am...

Joseph J. Ellis

A Washington Post Notable BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearThe summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agr...

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Published: May 2014

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revol...

Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by B...

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Published: Apr 2014

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Dec...

Danielle Allen

"A tour de force. . . . No one has ever written a book on the Declaration quite like this one."―Gordon Wood, New York Review of Books Featured on the front page of the New York Times, Our Declaration is already regarded as...

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Published: May 2015

The American Revolution: A Very Short...

Robert J. Allison

Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new na...

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Published: Jun 2015

Founding Feuds: The Rivalries, Clashe...

Paul Aron

The Founding Fathers have been hailed for centuries as shining examples of men who put aside their own agendas to found a nation. But behind the scenes, there were more petty fights and fraught relationships than signatures on the Dec...

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Published: Jun 2016

Washington's Farewell: The Founding F...

John Avlon

"A vivid portrait…and thoughtful consideration of George Washington's wisdom that couldn't be timelier" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A revealing look at the first President's Farewell Address, a still-relevant warning...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Essential Debate on the Constitut...

Bernard Bailyn

Return to the nation's founding to rediscover the dramatic original debates--on presidential power, religious liberty, foreign corruption, and more--that still shape our world todayWhen the Constitutional Convention adjourned on Septe...

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Published: Sep 2018

The War Before Independence: 1775-177...

Derek Beck

The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend ...

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Published: May 2017

The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secu...

Carol Berkin

"Narrative, celebratory history at its purest" (Publishers Weekly)—the real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a vivid account of political strategy, big egos, and the partisan interests that set the terms of the ...

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Published: May 2016

The First Congress: How James Madison...

Fergus M. Bordewich

This “fascinating” (Chicago Tribune), “lively” (The New York Times) history tells how the First Congress and the Washington administration created one of the most productive and far-reaching governments in American history—...

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Published: Feb 2017

American Spring: Lexington, Concord, ...

Walter R. Borneman

A new look at the American Revolution's first weeks, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first w...

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Published: Apr 2015

American Insurgents, American Patri

T. H. Breen

Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, T. H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans—most of...

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Published: May 2011

George Washington's Journey: The Pres...

T. H. Breen

This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to...

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Published: Jan 2017

Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marria...

Rechel Hope Cleves

Charity and Sylvia is the intimate history of two ordinary women who lived in an extraordinary same-sex marriage during the early nineteenth century. Based on diaries, letters, and poetry, among other original documents, the research ...

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Published: Oct 2016

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge ...

Kathleen DuVal

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second...

Joseph J. Ellis

In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph Ellis tells the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate thems...

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Published: May 2016

The Great Divide: The Conflict Betwee...

Thomas Fleming

A conflict between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? Most Americans are unaware of this historical reality. History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, but there were many conflicts between the Fou...

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Published: Mar 2016

The U.S. Constitution and Other Key A...

The American Founding Fathers

The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings is part of the Word Cloud Classics series and a collection of the crucial documents that established the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can study supplemen...

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Published: Jul 2015

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Tho...

Annette Gordon-Reed

"An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." ―Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksHailed by critics and embraced by readers, "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" i...

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Published: Apr 2017

A Single Blow: The Battles of Lexingt...

Phillip S. Greenwalt

“I have now nothing to trouble your Lordship with, but an affair that happened on the 19th instant . . .”General Thomas Gage penned the above line to his superiors in London, casually summing up the shots fired at Lexington and Co...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Oth...

Alexander Hamilton

America's most controversial founder—in his own wordsA brash immigrant who rose to become George Washington's right-hand man. A fierce partisan whose nationalist vision made him Thomas Jefferson's bitter rival. An unfaithful husban...

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Published: May 2017

Scars of Independence: America's Viol...

Holger Hoock

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICEA magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ...

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Published: May 2018

Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West

W. C. Jameson

Two subjects continue to fascinate people—the Old West and a good mystery. This book explores and examines twenty-one of the Old West's most baffling mysteries, which lure the curious and beg for investigation even though their solu...

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Published: Mar 2013

Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers ...

Jack Kelly

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politici...

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Published: Jan 2016

George Washington's Secret Six: The S...

Brian Kilmeade

"As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn't get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans ...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Return of George Washington: 1783...

Edward Larson

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washington's life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lea...

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Published: Jul 2015

Written Out of History: The Forgotten...

Mike Lee

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Some of America's most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told.     In the earliest days of o...

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Published: May 2018

Victory or Death: The Battles of Tren...

Mark Maloy

December 1776: Just six months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington and the new American Army sit on the verge of utter destruction by the banks of the Delaware River. The despondent and demoralized ...

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Published: Sep 2017

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental ...

Tim McGrath

"A meticulous, adrenaline-filled account of the earliest days of the Continental Navy."—New York Times Bestselling Author Laurence BergreenAmerica in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat...

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Published: Jul 2015
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