Unlikely Heroes: Ordinary Men and Women Whose Courage Won the Revolution
The founding of the United States may be the single greatest event in the history of the rise and fall of nations. Thirteen infant colonies challenged the mightiest military power on earth and won! The victory of the underfunded, ill-equipped, and inadequately-trained colonists was made possible by the heroic efforts of the patriots, some of whom have been memorialized, bu...more
Each story tells the tale of a little known, seemingly insignificant event (at the time) that had a profound impact on the American victory over the British during the Revolutionary War.
It was inspiring to read of the perfervid patriotism of these people given their ordeals of facing the mightiest military in world with little training, their near starvation, irregular pay, and various states of...more
This was an easy read but very inspiring!
I love reading about the American Revolution. This was a collection of about 31 stories ranging from about 5-10 pages, each featuring a different person from the Revolution. It is dramatized non-fiction, and that caught me off guard and bugged me a little in the beginning because it made me wonder how much the author was making up, and how much was fact. But I got used to the writing style and it didn't bug me too much by the end.
I especially liked the stories of the heroic women (I...more