The road to Guilford Courthouse: the American revolution in the Carolinas

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1997 - History - 452 pages
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A brilliant account of the proud and ferocious American fighters who stood up to the British forces in savage battles crucial in deciding both the fate of the Carolina colonies and the outcome of the war. "A tense, exciting historical account of a little known chapter of the Revolution, displaying history writing at its best."--Kirkus Reviews "His compelling narrative brings readers closer than ever before to the reality of Revolutionary warfare in the Carolinas."--Raleigh News & Observer. "Buchanan makes the subject come alive like few others I have seen." --Dennis Conrad, Editor, The Nathanael Greene Papers. "John Buchanan offers us a lively, accurate account of a critical period in the War of Independence in the South. Based on numerous printed primary and secondary sources, it deserves a large reading audience." --Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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User Review  - Mark Lacy - Goodreads

Bought this in preparation for visiting a couple of battlefields in North Carolina on an upcoming trip. I learned a lot from reading this. For example, I didn't realize the extent of the "civil war ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bratton - Goodreads

I highly recommend this book, especially if you live in South or North Carolina. So many skirmishes and battles were fought in the two states. Read full review


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John Buchanan is a popular historian who was an archivist at Cornell University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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