Battles Of The Revolutionary War: 1775-1781

Battles Of The Revolutionary War: 1775-1781


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The Americans did not simply outlast the British in the Revolutionary War, contends this author in a groundbreaking study, but won their independence by employing superior strategies, tactics, and leadership. Designed for the "armchair strategist" with dozens of detailed maps and illustrations, here is a blow-by-blow analysis of the men, commanders, and weaponry used in the famous battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, and Cowpens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306813290
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 12/25/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 299,337
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

W. J. Wood (19171501997), was a retired Army lieutenant colonel whose background included not only professional authorship but also combat experience in World War II and the Korean war, a decade spent in professional war gaming for weapons systems analysis at the Army Material Command, and a lifetime studying military history. His books include Battles of the Revolutionary War and Leaders and Battles.

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Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this book about the battles because it gives you a lot of insight on the major battles of the America Revolution. Wood uses some dry humor and great adjectives to bring to life the stories of the battles and the personalities of the characters involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is very detailed about the battles of the revolutionary war battles I did a book report on it and I got a A+. I recommend this book to all interested in history.:-)
ksmyth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my most-consulted books on the American Revolution. Wood presents essays on ten important battles of the war. These include the usual suspects, such as Trenton-Princeton, Brandywine, Saratoga and Guilford Courthouse. However he also examines the backwoods battles at Oriskany and King's Mountain, and the naval battle at Chesapeake Capes which sealed the fate of the British force at Yorktown. Each battle is accompanied by highly useful maps.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I leke this book