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Revolutionary War Non-Fiction Books by award winning author  Gregory Edgar - for adults and young adults


Reluctant Break with Britain, From Stamp Act to Bunker Hill

Learn why the American colonists were reluctant to break their ties with the mother country. » »  


Reluctant Break with Britain; From Stamp Act to Bunker Hill:

Relive Boston's infamous "tea party" riot. Read personal accounts from both sides, so you can judge for yourself who fired "the shot heard round the world" on Lexington's green that fateful morning of April 19, 1775.

The book concludes with a stirring account of the misnamed battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, when New England "Yankees" proved their mettle by not running away from the better trained and equipped British "Regulars" in this first formal battle of the Revolutionary War


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The Philadelphia Campaign 1777-1778

General George Washington, and colorful historic characters» »


The Philadelphia Campaign 1777 - 1778:

General George Washington must not only fight the British for the rebel capital, but also his own subordinate generals who conspire to replace him as commander-in-chief at Valley Forge.

Colorful characters include the Baron von Steuben, Molly Pitcher, and the charismatic teenage general from France, the Marquis de Lafayette.


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"In his latest Revolutionary War non-fiction book, Gregory Edgar again shows his remarkable ability to weave together first-hand accounts into a concise, highly readable narrative. He allows readers to experience Revolutionary War events as they happened – in the encampments, on the marches, and on the battlefields."
 - Don Hagist, book critic, The Brigade Dispatch

Campaign of 1776, The Road to Trenton

Find out what the Spirit of '76 was really like. » »


Campaign of 1776 The Road to Trenton:

It's July 1, 1776. The rebel Continental Congress is debating a proposal to declare the colonies independent from Britain. An express rider arrives from New York with an ominous message: The largest army ever to leave Britain's shores has just sailed into New York's harbor. Declaring independence will kill any chance for a negotiated peace. Can George Washington's "rabble in arms"  defeat the British?

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"A welcome addition to the Revolutionary War literature. Vivid and readable, an excellent choice for leisure as well as study.”
 - Don Hagist, book critic, The Brigade Dispatch

Liberty or Death! The Northern Campaigns in the American Revolutionary


Battles featured are Quebec, Ticonderoga, Bennington, Saratoga, Oriskany and Fort Stanwix  » »  


Liberty or Death! The Northern Campaigns in the American Revolutionary War 

Nominated for the 1995 Cincinnati Prize. In this enjoyable and easy to read book, Gregory Edgar weaves into his narrative many vivid excerpts from the participants' personal accounts, making the Revolutionary War truly come to life.

Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne and the Baroness von Riedesel are among those who tell the exciting story of the northern campaigns of 1775, 1776 and 1777. The final chapter relates what happened to the prisoners of war taken on both sides after the Battle of Saratoga.

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"Edgar succeeds in showing the impact of major events, such as the decisive battle of Saratoga, on people a lot like you and me.”
 - Richard Tambling, book critic, Manchester, CT Journal Inquirer

"In this fine and very well researched Revolutionary War non-fiction book, the action is often in the words of those taking part in the battles. Their letters and diaries show the feelings and experiences, and make the battle of Bennington, battle of Saratoga and others come alive."
 - Ursula Kiner, book critic, Winsted, CT Voice

"Forget any bad high school history class experience you had, and read this Revolutionary War non-fiction book.”
 - Maine Antique Digest

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