Gr 5 Up The title does not accurately reflect the broad scope of this book, which actually illuminates the entire War for Independence with stress on a single campaign. As such, it should appeal to the wide school audience which studies the Revolution. McPhillip clearly and concisely traces the causes of the Revolution back to 1763, explaining each incident and describing many historical personalities in a chatty, informative fashion. There is a lengthy chapter on the events preceding the Battle of Trenton which will serve the needs of readers looking for a capsule history, and which will be invaluable for reluctant readers. The Battle of Trenton itself is narrated in a you-are-there fashion, as are several other battles which followed. The book goes on to briefly trace the rest of the war. McPhillips offers a large amount of information packed into a readable, short format. An extensive selection of paintings and portraits by famous American artists as well as illustrations in color and black and white add to the usefulness of the book. Susan F. Marcus, Pollard Middle School, Needham, Mass.