Tories: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War

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Harper Collins, Nov 9, 2010 - History - 496 pages
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From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. The first book in over thirty years on this topic in Revolution War history, Tories incorporates new research and previously unavailable material drawn from foreign archives, telling the riveting story of bitter internecine conflict during the tumultuous birth of a nation.

 

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User Review  - ChrisNewton - LibraryThing

Pretty interesting book, and the second one I've read about the Revolutionary War. (The first was 1776 by David McCullough) McCullough is a superb writer. Allen is a fair to middling writer but a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - la2bkk - LibraryThing

A thoroughly researched account of the American Revolution from the Loyalist (Tory) perspective which dispels any notion that the colonists were united in their quest for independence. This is a dense ... Read full review

Contents

Two Flags over Plymouth
1
Arming the Tories
19
Flee or Fight
39
To Subdue the Bad
54
The War for Boston
75
Into the Fourteenth Colony
93
The Farewell Fleet
110
Beating the Southern Drums
133
Indians Must Be Employed
209
Treason Along the Chesapeake
235
Vengeance in the Valleys
252
Seeking Southern Friends
276
Despair Before the Dawn
291
Bloody Days of Reckoning
298
And They Began the World Anew
323
Acknowledgments
335

Broadswords and King George
141
War in the Loyal Province
157
Terror on the Neutral Ground
184
Bibliography
415
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Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, including George Washington, Spymaster and Remember Valley Forge. A frequent contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Military History Quarterly, Military History, Naval History, the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings, and other publications, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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