Category Archives: Book Review

Review: European Armies of the French Revolution, 1789–1802 (Campaigns and Commanders Series) Edited by Frederick C. Schneid

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Bill Backus The American Revolution ultimately set in motion a chain of events that transformed not only society in the Americas but also back in the Old World.  Six years after the United … Continue reading

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Review: First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for American Independence by Harlow Giles Unger

A member of one of Virginia’s first families, Richard Henry Lee was a critical voice in America’s struggle against Great Britain. Born at the family home, Stratford Hall, in Westmoreland County, Lee was educated in England. In 1758, he entered … Continue reading

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A Title

When writing a book, one of the most important initial aspects is picking a title. The author needs one that is expressive, attracts attention, but has some overall tie-in that provides a fitting capture of the essence of the book. … Continue reading

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Winning the Battles and Losing the War: A Review of Whispers Across the Atlantick: General William Howe and the American Revolution, by David Smith

(William Howe, Wikimedia Commons) David Smith, Whispers Across the Atlantick: General William Howe and the American Revolution, (NY: Osprey Publishing, 2017). If it’s true that George Washington lost all his battles, but won the war, then it’s equally true that … Continue reading

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Review: Standing in Their Own Light: African-American Patriots in the American Revolution

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Bill Backus to the blog.    Fighting for Independence, Patriots commonly argued they were combating an attempt by the English Crown to reduce the American colonies to slavery.  The irony that most leaders crowing … Continue reading

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Review: Dunmore’s War, The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era by Glenn F. Williams

Reviewed by guest historian  Robert “Bert” Dunkerly. Lord Dunmore’s War remains one of the murkier events of the Colonial era.  Historian Glenn F. Williams has produced a book that will set the standard for the study of this conflict. Dunmore’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn, An Untold Story of the American Revolution by Robert P. Watson

Andersonville. Bataan. Auschwitz. All conjure up images of disillusion, devastation, and death. All are infamously known as harsh prisoner-of-war camps. When those words are read, images flash through your mind and memory of hollow faces attached to gaunt bodies staring … Continue reading

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