Revolutionary Soldier: 1775-1783

Revolutionary Soldier: 1775-1783

by C. Keith Wilbur, C. Keith Wilbue
     
 

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Using 85 full-page plates of hand-lettered text and meticulously detailed drawings, C. Keith Wilbur has skillfully brought to life the day-to-day pleasures and privations enjoyed and endured by the Revolutionary fighting. The text and illustrations combine to present a vivid picture of the Continental soldier as a living man - from the clothes he wore, gear he

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Using 85 full-page plates of hand-lettered text and meticulously detailed drawings, C. Keith Wilbur has skillfully brought to life the day-to-day pleasures and privations enjoyed and endured by the Revolutionary fighting. The text and illustrations combine to present a vivid picture of the Continental soldier as a living man - from the clothes he wore, gear he carried, and personal items he used to the food he cooked, weapons he bore, medical supplies he relied on, and religious beliefs in which he found solace. The book presents an engaging profile of the man who lived, worked, fought, and won a nation's freedom more than two centuries ago. A full index, guide to where illustrated relics may be found, and bibliography complete this all-inclusive reference and reading treasure.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- A book that has intricate drawings and detailed explanations of all facets of military life--clothing, utensils, medicine, food, weapons, shelter, etc. The drawings and lettering have strong visual appeal. The level of detail is exemplified by huts, constructed differently for officers and soldiers; by canteens--not one, but eight--each drawn differently. Serious students will find useful the list of locations of artifacts illustrated here. For homework or browsing pleasure, this is a title that will be enjoyed repeatedly by all ages. It's almost as good as a visit to a museum exhibit.-- Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564401663
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Illustrated Living History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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