Battles Of The Revolutionary War: 1775-1781

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Da Capo Press, Dec 25, 2003 - History - 356 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  - torrey23 - LibraryThing

I found this to be an engaging book. Wood takes several different battles, and explains them in detail. He talks about the reasons for the battles, the strategies of each side, the results of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

This is one of my most-consulted books on the American Revolution. Wood presents essays on ten important battles of the war. These include the usual suspects, such as Trenton-Princeton, Brandywine ... 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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