Tag Archives: United States/Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

Washington’s Immortals

by Patrick O'Donnell

From a bestselling military historian, the story of the Revolutionary War told through a band of brothers whose actions at key battles from Brooklyn…

Tom Paine

by John Keane

“A good introduction to a complex historical character. . . . Provide[s] an engaging perspective on England, America, and France in the tumultuous years…

Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man

by Christopher Hitchens

“A better case can be made for the claim that Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man actually affected history than for other books so far…

A Son of Thunder

by Henry Mayer

“A fine job of placing Henry’s idea of republican rectitude in context without ignoring the many ironies of his life as a mediator between…

The Making of the Prefident 1789

by Marvin Kitman

“Hilarious . . . The Making of the Prefident 1789 will entertain and fascinate even those who think they hate history.” –James D. Fairbanks,…

Madame Melville and The General from America

by Richard Nelson

“Nelson revels in and shrewdly manipulates the conventions of the memory play in ways that are hard to resist.” –Ben Brantley, The New York…

The Long Fuse

by Don Cook

“Delineating the political culture of corruption and bribery that pervaded London and disgusted Americans like Benjamin Franklin, Cook convincingly concludes that the war was…

Liberty’s First Crisis

by Charles Slack

The tumultuous early years of the United States are brought to life in this gripping account of the Sedition Act and its victims, including…