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The people's war : original voices of the American Revolution, Noel Rae

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The people's war : original voices of the American Revolution
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The people's war
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original voices of the American Revolution
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Noel Rae
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eng
Summary
The People's War is the story of one of history's great events, the American Revolutionary War, told almost entirely in the words of the soldiers who fought it and the civilians who endured it. Drawing on thousands of original sources: diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers, pension applications, the author Noel Rae has culled the most colorful and vivid passages and woven them into a vibrant, eyewitness narrative that takes us from the peaceful days before the Stamp Act, through all the war's major events, and ends with farewell accounts of what happened in later life to the people we have come to know along the way. Some of these figures, like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, and King George III, are familiar figures, but most were ordinary people, little known to history, but here briefly emerging from obscurity: a farm boy who ran away to sea at the age of twelve, a pretty young widow roughed up by Tory ruffians, and a slave who escaped to the British after witnessing his mother being flogged. These are but a few of those whose collective voices, drawn from all sides of the conflict, bring the Revolution truly to life in a history at its most entertaining and authoritative, for who better qualified to tell what happened than the people who were there?
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The people's war : original voices of the American Revolution, Noel Rae
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 587-599) and index
Contents
The mother country -- Boston and New England -- New York and Saratoga -- Pennsylvania and the Frontier -- At sea and overseas -- The South and Yorktown -- Aftermath
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24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 614 p.
Isbn
9780762770700
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