The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution (Hardcover)
Many American know bits and pieces of the War for Independence…Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Yorktown, Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold. All familiar names, but how did it all fit together. How did merchants, lawyers, farmers and cobblers all come together and defeat the combined forces of the British Empire, its powerful Navy, and their Hessian auxiliaries. For that matter, who were the Hessians, and what is an auxiliary?
Eminent historian, Ed Lengel has brought together ten of the most highly respected Revolutionary War experts to present the stirring narratives of history altering military campaigns that formed a new nation. Accessibly written, the lay reader will take a tour through British America from Quebec City's frozen fortress, to the Concord's Old North Bridge, Cross the Delaware with Washington and through South Carolina with the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion. After reading these ten riveting essays, every American will sound like an expert on our nation's fight for freedom.
- Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill by Glenn Williams
- Quebec and the Champlain Valley by Mark Anderson
- Brooklyn to Fort Lee by Todd Braisted
- The Crossing and The Ten Crucial Days by William L. Kidder
- Ticonderoga To Saratoga by James Kirby Martin
- Brandywine to Valley Forge by Michael C. Harris
- The Monmouth Campaign by Mark Lender
- Charlestown to Kings Mountain by John Buchanan
- From Cowpens to Guilford Courthouse by John Maass
- The Allied March to Yorktown by Robert Selig
About the Author
Edward "Ed" G. Lengel (born August 9, 1968) is an American author and military historian. He is the 2018 Revolutionary in Residence for Colonial Williamsburg. His previously published books focus on George Washington's life and legacy, and World War I.
He is a co-recipient of the National Humanities Medal (for his work on the George Washington Papers project), and his books have been honored with the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, the Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. prize, and other awards. He is the author of General George Washington: A Military Life, which was a finalist for the 2006 George Washington Book Prize, and his 2018 release Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion.