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Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolution Through the Eyes of Those Who Fought and Lived It

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Here is the American Revolution, the epic struggle that brought forth a new nation, told in a great measure by those who fought and lived it: major figures like Washington, Revere, Franklin…and many others heretofore unknown. This is a document of the first great war of principle as it felt and sounded to those who were there, making history.

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Paperback, Da Capo unabridged reprint, 576 pages
Published August 22nd 1987 by Da Capo Press (first published 1957)
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Amy Sawyer
Mar 16, 2017 Amy Sawyer rated it really liked it
Outstanding detailed account. However, the authors' objectivity came to a screeching halt in the chapter on Benedict Arnold's treason, but was otherwise very unbiased. An incredible amount of research was involved- particularly around smaller battles and skirmishes. Very skillful use of letters from those there or with a connection to the event. A must read for the avid American Revolutionary War and/or military history buff.
Josh
Aug 25, 2012 Josh rated it it was amazing
This book is a marvelously written historical narrative on the American Revolution. As told through the eyes of those who fought in the war, or who lived during the time period. I enjoyed it immensely. One of the things that caught my interest being that I have an interest in 18th century medicine was the narration throughout the book by the doctors and surgeons who lived during the time.

This is one of the best single volume historical narratives on the war. The writing style of the authors kee
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Peter Mcloughlin
A really good blow by blow description of the Revolutionary war. This is a traditional military and political type of history writing but the descriptions of the battles is very detailed and portraits of the players on both sides is vivid and engaging. It is a straightforward history and written in the fifties so it takes an unfashionably objective "this is the way it was" point of view but it is written with such detail of the personalities involved it doesn't need to be up to date.
Mike Prochot
Oct 05, 2013 Mike Prochot rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of historical information regarding the major players, campaigns and politics of the American Revolution. Lively reading with outstanding detail which gives the reader an overall perspective of the struggle and the times.

Excellent sourcebook for students and a great jumping off point for additional research or further reading on specific people and events.

riverlight
Fascinating, but I abandoned it.
L.B. Joramo
Aug 15, 2013 L.B. Joramo rated it it was amazing
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Best book that gives personal accounts from the soldiers themselves! Heart this book!
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