The American Revolution

The American Revolution

Writings From the War of Independence

Book - 2001
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Penguin Putnam
Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda, The American Revolution brings together over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants to create a unique literary panorama of the War of Independence. From Paul Revere's own narrative of his ride in April 1775 to an account of George Washington's resignation from command of the Army in December 1783, the volume presents firsthand all the major events of the conflict-the early battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; the failed American invasion of Canada; the battle of Saratoga; the fighting in the South and along the western frontier; and the decisive triumph at Yorktown. The American Revolution includes a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory notes, and an index.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Baker & Taylor
Drawing from journals, letters, newspaper stories, and other writings, this rich portrait of the American Revolution uses primary sources to paint a lively panoramic view of the conflict.

Book News
One of the Library of America's editions of historic writings, this is a collection of papers from the Revolutionary period. It starts with Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride in 1775 and ends with a description of George Washington's resignation from the Continental Army in 1783. Journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and public documents are included, written by Revolutionary leaders, soldiers and their wives, British officers, and Colonial loyalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Contains writings from noted figures of the American Revolution including Paul Revere, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Paine, and John and Abigail Adams, and includes biographical notes.

Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin, c2001
ISBN: 9781883011918
Characteristics: xviii, 878 p. ; 21 cm


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