The Spirit of Seventy-Six: The Story of the American Revolution as Told by Participantsby Henry Commager, Richard B. Morris (Editor)
The Spirit of 'seventy-six reads as a chronological account of the American Revolution - at once humane, funny, tragic, personal, and thoughtful. With 32 pages of illustrations and maps, and a vast compilation of letters, journals, diaries, official documents, diplomatic correspondence, recollections of individuals and Parliamentary debates, readers will discover first-hand the fascinating intricacies of the Revolutionary War. The whole is an impressive record of lasting historical value that is ideal for both scholars and armchair historians alike.
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This is a book you can pick up and read and put down and come beack to again and again. There is really no bias in this book, no revisionist history being rewritten. These are personal letters, speaches, and papers of the actual participants of the Revolution. From privates to generals in both the Continental and British Armies to the Politicians on both sides to just letters people write to each other about their eyewitness accounts of events.