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    Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

    Washington's Crossing frames the events of the winter of 1776-1777 during the American Revolution. The iconic painting of Washington crossing the Delaware is indeed a passionate image, but it is certainly stylized. It is this symbol, this myth of American history, that Fischer argues as the turning point for the psychological victory of the Revolution, the morale of the American troops locked in a miserable winter, and the unyielding proof of the tireless quest for a free America.

    Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer

    Discusses the events leading up to Paul Revere's ride, and reinforces his importance in the history of the Revolutionary War.

    Washington by Ron Chernow

    Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. “Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books “A truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.”  –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

    American Scripture by Pauline Maier

    Pauline Maier was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1960, was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics in 1960-61, and took her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1968.  She has taught at Harvard, the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she has been William R. Kenan, Junior, Professor of American History since 1990.  She is the author of From Resistance to Revolution, The Old Revolutionaries , and The American People: A History , a single-authored text for junior high school, as well as numerous other articles and reviews. From the Hardcover edition.

    Rough Crossings by Simon Schama

    Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution is a history book and television series by Simon Schama. This gives an account of the history of thousands of enslaved African Americans who escaped to the British cause during the American War of Independence. It tells of the legal battles in England that established that slavery was not legally valid in England itself, how the British government offered freedom to enslaved African Americans if they would fight for the king.

    Samuel Adams by Ira Stoll

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Revolutionary Characters by Gordon S Wood

    In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each?Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Paine?is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality. They were members of the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made?men who understood that the arc of lives, as of nations, is one of moral progress.

    Almost a Miracle by John Ferling

    The Radicalism Of the American Revolution by Gordon S Wood

    George Washington by Douglas Southall Freeman

    Liberty! by Thomas Fleming

    John Adams by David Willis McCullough

    The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff

    Angel In the Whirlwind by Benson Bobrick

    Paul Revere and The World He Lived In by Esther Forbes

    Origins Of the American Revolution by John C Miller

    Thomas Jefferson and The New Nation by Merrill D Peterson

    George Washington by James Thomas Flexner

    The War Of the Revolution - 2 Volume Set by Christopher Ward

    A Leap In the Dark by John Ferling

    The Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine

    The Battle For New York by Barnet Schecter

    Henry Knox by North Callahan

American Revolution Books & Ephemera



    1776 by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. 6/27/2006. 0743226720 :Paperback: . New.



    Fusiliers: Eight years with the Redcoats in America by Urban, Mark

    Faber, 2007. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Firmly bound and seems unread. Both book & unclipped jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. Tiny tear to corner of jacket but no loss. Illustrated in colour & b/w.



    Document Signed by WAYNE, Anthony ["MAD" ANTHONY WAYNE]

    unbound. very good. Document Signed. Folio, 2 pages, no place, ca. 1788. an official account of General Wayne's Revolutionary War certificates, docketed on verso by him "Acct. of Samuel Howell & George Emlin", penned in the hand of George Emlin. In part: "1786 August 15th, to be paid at Bank all the interest, and as much of the Principle as reduced the note to eight hundred dollars." Light soiling and foxing, otherwise in very good condition. American General during the Revolutionary War who participated in the defense of Philadelphia, the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and later forestalled Arnold's betrayal of West Point.



    The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1776 [ Volume 19 ] by [ no author ]

    London: Printed For J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1777. First Edition. Full calf. Near Fine. First Edition. iv, 1-16, 17-32 [1777], 33-48, 17-23, 49-112, *113-*192, 113-270, [1-Characters], [1-blank], 259, [9] pages. 2, A8, B8, C8, B8, D-G8,*H-*M8, H-R8, B-R8, S6. 8vo. Rebound in original style, full calf, 6 panel spine with simple ruling, red label "Annual Register" and "1776" in gilt. Covers with gilt box using double rules. An unintended variant of the first edition, with the binder incorrectly inserting gathering B8 from the 1777 Annual, then realizing his/her error and inserting the correct B8 gathering after C8. Without the extraneous B8 gathering and the order of C8 and B8 corrected, the pagination would be iv, 112, *113-*192, 113-270, [1], [1-blank], 259, [9] pages (Todd's first edition for this work). Full calf. Contains the Declaration of Independence on pp 261-264 and the Articles of Confederation immediately thereafter, on pages 264-270. Todd notes there are five "editions" of this work, dated from 1777 through 1804. We offer the first edition of 1777, noting the first B8 gathering is extraneous and the next two gatherings (C8 and B8) are bound out of order. See Todd, William B., A Bibliographical Account of The Annual Register, 1758-1825, Bibliographical Society:1961.



    The American Revolution in Indian Country Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities by Calloway, Colin G

    Cambridge University Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. First. Hardcover. 9780521471497 . Binding tight and straight, inner pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket is price-intact, clean with very mild shelfwear. ; Studies in North American Indian History; 9.03 X 6.16 X 0.96 inches .



    Camp-Fires of the Revolution: Or, the War of Independence, Illustrated by Thrilling Events and Stories of the Old Continental Soldiers by Watson, Henry C

    Very Good with no dust jacket. N.D.. Reprint. Hardcover. Circa 1970s facsimile reprint of this 1853 title. Navy cloth binding. Numerous engravings by Croome. vi, 447 pp. .



    The Fate of a Nation : The American Revolution Through Contemporary Eyes by Cumming, William P.; Rankin, Hugh

    Phaidon Press, 1975. Crisp, clean pages with no owners' marks; binding square and tight, hard cover gently rubbed at corners but otherwise excellent. Jacket has a short, closed tear at the bottom left rear and minor shelf wear at corners but is quite clean and now protected in a clear sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to.



    Eagles where I walk by Longstreet, Stephen

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1961. Hardcover. 477p., first edition, inscribed and signed by Longstreet "To my friend Henry this story of a yarn in which he added the ships that appear in this version, most cordially, Stephen Longstreet," worn and chipped dj. Historical novel on the American Revolution.



    Westchester County During the American Revolution 1775- 1783 by Otto Hufeland

    A nice condition copy of the original printing.



    the Adventures of Ebenezer Fox in the revolutionary War Illustrated by Elegant Engravings from Original Designs by Fox, Ebenezer

    Charles Fox. Hardcover. B000UTHJLO Brown cloth decorated boards- boards have moderate cover wear but there is no fraying of cloth, had a nice rebinding job done at one time- original boards and spine kept with new cloth matching the original color very well. Has a good tight binding, old name faintly legible in pencil written inside on the front paste down- no other marks or notations, clean. . Good.



    Surprise De St. Eustache by PONCE, Nicolas

    Engraving. Page measures 10 1/4" x 13". This colorful engraving depicts the surprise attack by the French against the British at St. Eustache in 1781 during the American Revolution. St. Eustache, the Dutch owned island in the Caribbean was a major port and trading post during the Revolution and at this time was ultimately captured by the French thus ending British control. The hand coloring distinguishes the French and British uniforms showing the French overpowering the battle scene. Colonial architecture is depicted in the background.



    The Boston Tea Party. Catalyst for Revolution. An Exhibition Commemorating the 200th Anniversary by Kleeb, Arlene Phillips

    [Ann Arbor]: William L. Clements Library, Univ. of Michigan, 1973. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. A near fine copy.. 32 pp. Illus. with 2 b/w reproductions. 8vo. Bulletin 80. One of 1,500 copies.




    New York: Viking Press, 1941. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. 6 x 9 in. Cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; corners bumped, spine toned. Binding tight and text unmarked. Hist. Stax.



    Campaign That Won America (The Story of Yorktown) by Davis, Burke

    Eastern Acorn Press. Fine. 1997. Reprint. Soft Cover. 0915992019 . 007265: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. LCCN# 76-103429. "With all the vitality and suspense of good fiction, the dramatic story of the campaign that ended America's fight for independence is fully told here for the first time - based upon hundreds of eye-witness accounts recorded in diaries, letters, journals, memoirs and official records. The narrative is richly detailed, alive with vivid personalities. By turns humorous and tragic, always gripping, this brilliant account of the Yorktown action captures the spirit and sensations of the decisive months of our violent birth as a nation.": 5.25 x 8.25 in.: 319 pages .



    John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison

    Military Biographical: Time Life Books, 1964. 456 pgs., illustartions & photos. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The American Treaty of Independence: the Definitive Peace Treaty of Paris 1783 by Introduction By Calvin P. Otto

    Revolutionary War: Crown , 1976. 35 pgs., Previous owner's embossed stamp inside. Blue with silver gilt and large silver embossed eagle. Included with this book is a facsimile copies of Declaration of Independence.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.



    Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge by Fleming, Thomas

    Collins. Near Fine.



    A Young Patriot In The American Revolution 1775-1783 A Record Of Events Written During The Year 1809

    Revolutionary War: Westvaco, 1981. 202 pgs., illustrated, The wartime services of John Greenwood. Embossed cover This book comes in a illustrated protective sleeve. Limited. Hard Cover. Fine/None Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Boston Massacre by Zobel, Hiller B

    New York: WW Norton & Co. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 0393053768 . Stated First Edition. Here is the account of one of America's great historical encounters with the British Army on March 5, 1770, and the trials of the British soldiers and John Adams's key role in their defense. Very Good Minus: black covers spotted and spine creased. Top of spine slightly separated from text block. Small bookstore decal on back pastedown. Very Good Minus dust jacket: small chipping on spine ends and cover edges. Front flap clipped. Front cover soiled. Ships same or next business day. ; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 372 pages .



    Origins of the American Revolution by John G. Miller

    Revolutionary War: Little, Brown & Company, 1943. 519 pgs., illustrated. Dust jacket has some wear and small edge tears.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Domestic Manners of the Americans. Volume One Only by TROLLOPE, Mrs. (Frances)

    London: Whittaker, Treacher, 1832. hardcover. good. Lithograph plates. Volume One only. xi, 300pp. 8vo, 19th century 3/4 calf, leather label, foxing to margins of plates, edges of corners bumped and worn, boards rubbed. London: Whittaker, Treacher, 1832. Howes T-357.



    Washington's Partisan War 1775-1783 by Mark V. Kwasny

    Revolutionary War: The Kent State University Press, 1996. 425 pgs., Maps & illustrations. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Autograph Letter Signed by DEARBORN, Henry (1751 - 1829)

    1805. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 8 inches, no place, September 4, 1805. Written to General George Washington's American Revolutionary War aide, Stephen Moylan, apprising him, in part, that "Alexander Gray, a private in the late Revolutionary army, has been placed on the pension list of the United States for the State of Pennsylvania..." Boldly signed "H. Dearborn" as Secretary of War. Minor fraying on the left edge; evenly toned; tape reinforcement on the back of one of the folds. Very good(-) condition. Dearborn was a physician, statesman, and veteran of both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.



    William B. Reed, of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Expert in the art of exhumation of the dead. by Rush, Benjamin

    [London], 1867. 8vo. 15, [1 (blank)] pp.. Re-printed from the London edition." Reed attempted to resurrect an old unpleasantness and is rebuffed. Sewn; wrappers chipped, front separating near spine; author's name pencilled on front. Ex-historical society copy with stamp on title-page. Some page edges irregular and with short tears.



    Plan of the Siege of Charleston in S. Carolina by MARSHALL, John

    Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 10.5 x 16.25". This important 1807 Revolutionary War - era map depicts the Siege of Charleston, one of the major engagements fought during the War. It covers from the Shipyard south to include Charleston Harbor and vicinity, as well as parts of James Island and Sullivan's Island. After suffering losses in the north, the British shifted their attention to the Southern Colonies and seized Savannah and Charleston by 1779. The Siege of Charleston lasted approximately six weeks from March 29 - May 12, 1780. The continental army under the command of Major Benjamin Lincoln surrounded to the British, resulting in one of the worst American defeats in the War. To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows several topographical elements, marshes, islands, ship yards, camps, etc. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds. John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.

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