Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1775-1781

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Da Capo Press, 2003 - History - 315 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Chris Higgins - Goodreads

Great book. It examines a number of the major battles of the Revolution. Well written with a lot of background material on the leaders of the battles and the events leading up them. It is not an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc Pressley - Goodreads

This book was a great read. Wood does a masterful job of distilling the most crucial battles of the Revolution and bringing to life the strategies on both sides. Read full review

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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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