Erik Graff's Reviews > The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman
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Aug 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Recommended for: Americans

I first got turned on to Barbara Tuchman by Richard Hyde back in high school, reading her The Proud Tower and The Guns of August at the time. Since then I've kept my eyes open for more of her titles, reading March of Folly, Stilwell, Distant Mirror and The First Salute over the years.

This book contextualizes the American Revolution within the broader canvas of intra-European conflicts of the eighteenth century, using as its device the first recognistion of the new American republic by the Dutch in 1776. As always with Tuchman's books, it reads as easily as a novel.
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Steven Peterson I rather liked this book, too. Nice punchy review. . . .

Erik Graff thank you

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