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Re: Please recommend a good book about American Revolution

Fiction or non-Fiction?

Here are some non-fiction I've read recently that are pretty good:

"Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence" [John Ferling, David Baker

"The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution"
Oller, John

"George Washington: The Indespensible Man" James Flexner

"Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader" Middlekauff, Robert

"Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution" O'Donnell, Patrick K.

A really good read from the British point of view was my textbook in my graduate class "American Revolution and the New Nation" -"Fabric of Freedom, 1763-1800 (The Making of America)" by Esmond Wright


I liked Howard Fast's "April Morning" about Lexington and his "The Crossing" about the Battle of Trenton - great story and writing. His "The Proud and the Free" about the revolt of the Pennsylvania Line is pretty good, too - but his political bent shines through. Still a great story teller.

I hope this helps. I can dig on my shelves for some older stuff.

Re: Please recommend a good book about American Revolution

"Rise to Rebellion" and "The Glorious Cause" by Jeff Shaara