Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - 375 páginas
The story of this war has usually been told in terms of a conflict between blundering British generals and their rigidly disciplined red-coated troops on the one side and heroic American patriots in their homespun shirts and coonskin caps on the other. In this fresh, compelling narrative, Christopher Hibbert portrays the realities of a war that raged the length of an entire continent-a war that thousands of George Washington's fellow countrymen condemned and that he came close to losing. Based on a wide variety of sources and alive with astute character sketches and eyewitness accounts, Redcoats and Rebels presents a vivid and convincing picture of the "cruel, accursed" war that changed the world forever. 16 pages of illustrations. "Hibbert combines impeccable scholarship with a liveliness of style that lures the reader from page to page."-Sunday Telegraph
 

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I had previous reviewed A Few Bloody Noses; Redcoats and Rebels is another look at the American Revolutionary War from the British perspective. Author Christopher Hibbert is a professional historian ... Leer reseña completa

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This is a readable history of the American Revolution from the British perspective. It delves into the various personalities in British politicians and generals in the fight, and how often they viewed ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Sons of Liberty
3
First Blood
17
Bunker Hill
42
Washington Takes Command
64
An Ugly Job
76
The War in Canada
88
Disasters in Virginia
101
Part Two
111
Fighting at Monmouth Court House
220
Enemies of the French
227
Part Three
237
Marching through Georgia
239
Quarrels in New York
248
Butchers and Patriots
256
Slaughter on Kings Mountain
270
The Traitor and the Spy
290

The Declaration of Independence
113
The Battle for New York
119
Generals at Loggerheads
133
Winter on the Delaware
143
The Fall of Philadelphia
153
The Army of the North
162
Surrender at Saratoga
182
The English Debate
201
Intrigues at Valley Forge
212
With Cornwallis in the Carolinas
298
The Road to Yorktown
314
Epilogue
333
The Fate of Characters Whose End Is Not Recorded in the Text
339
Bibliography
347
Illustration Credits
359
Index
361
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Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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