The American Revolution 1774-1783

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 21, 2003 - History - 96 pages
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This book offers a new interpretation of the period of fighting out of which the United States was born. The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible British military establishment. In this book, Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution created deep political divisions in the population of the thirteen colonies, and that in reality it was a war between rival groups of British veterans of the Seven Years' War.

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Daniel Marston is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His book "Phoenix from the Ashes" won the Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. In addition to teaching, Dr Marston is responsible for overseeing the counterinsurgency modules for Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Field Army. He has lectured widely on the principles and practices of counterinsurgency to units of the American, Australian, British and Canadian armed forces, as well as serving as a reviewer of and contributor to counterinsurgency doctrine for all of the above. In 2005 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Carter Malkasian directs the Small Wars Program at the Center for Naval Analyses. Prior to this he was assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force as an advisor on counterinsurgency. He deployed with I MEF to Iraq from February to May 2003, February 2004 to February 2005, and February 2006 to August 2006. His writings include several articles and two books, "A History of Modern Wars of Attrition "(Praeger) and T"he Korean War, 1950-1951" (Osprey). He completed his doctorate in the history of war at Oxford University.

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