American Revolution 100 by Michael Lanning

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Experience the defining moments of the war that gave birth to America

The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. In comprehensive fashion, decorated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning ranks and analyzes the war's most significant events, showing how each affected the outcome.

Relive the memorable battles, when a country of citizen-farmers prepared themselves to take on the mightiest army in the world. Learn about the remarkable figures and forces of the time, and decide for yourself:

Who influenced the revolution more—John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, or John Paul Jones? Was the Battle of Yorktown more pivotal than the Battle of Trenton? Was The Declaration of Independence more important to the revolution than Thomas Paine's Common Sense?

Read the stories of Henry Knox, Thomas Sumter, American militias, and December 26, 1776, and let your own debates begin…

Praise for Michael Lee Lanning's history books:

"Easily accessible…Recommended reference for the aficionado and the uninitiated alike."
ForeWord magazine

"Unusual and even witty insights also abound."
Publishers Weekly

 

About Michael Lanning

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Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning retired from the US Army after more than 20 years of service. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. Lanning has written 14 books on military history, including The Battle 100 and The Civil War 100.
 
Published November 1, 2009 by Sourcebooks. 383 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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