A Short History of the American Revolution

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Harper Collins, 1993 M01 27 - 304 páginas

The first one-volume survey of the American Revolution that is both objective and comprehensive, this outstanding narrative history traces the growth of a conflict that inexorably set the American colonies on the road to independence. Offering a spirited chronicle of the war itself -- the campaigns and strategies, the leaders on both sides, the problems of fielding and sustaining an army, and of maintaining morale -- Stokesbury also brings the reader to the Peace of Paris in 1783 and into the miltarily exhausted, financially ruined yet victorious United States as it emerged to create a workable national system.

 

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Stokesbury (A Short History of the Korean War, 1988, etc.; History/Acadia Univ., Nova Scotia) again displays his exceptional ability to boil down vast historic materials into a first-rate one- volume ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Prologue
13
The Causes or the War
19
Decision and Indecision
37
Action and Inaction
49
Creating States and Armies
64
War in the Grand Manner
82
The Northern Campaign of 1776
103
Small Mercies
113
The War at Sea
162
Progression and Regression
174
The War Moves South
192
By Land and by Sea
206
Seasons of Disaster
224
The Climax of the War
240
The World War
258
Peacemaking
270

March and Countermarch
129
Agin Burgoyne
142
Endings and Beginnings
281
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Página 115 - These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Página 116 - The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.
Página 115 - ... woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Página 65 - THE power of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Página 66 - We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Página 290 - William Diamond's Drum; The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution, Garden City, New York, 1959, p.
Página 65 - Nations, which was published in the same year as the American Declaration of Independence...
Página 13 - Thomas Gage, commander in chief of His Majesty's forces in North America, then on home leave, in the Closet.
Página 289 - Steuben (Christopher Ward, The War of the Revolution, 2 vols. (New York: Macmillan: 1952) I: 242-244, II: 726-728).

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James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution. Before his death in 1995 he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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