A Short History of the American Revolution by James L. Stokesbury

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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.

 

About James L. Stokesbury

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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.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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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 narrative.

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