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Best Revolutionary War Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Revolutionary War books.

1. Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence (2009)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadIn this gripping chronicle of America’s struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was “little short of a standing miracle.”Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of America’s triumph, offering vivid…
Author(s): John Ferling

2. DK Eyewitness Books: American Revolution: Discover How a Few Patriots Battled a Mighty Empire from the Boston Massacre to (2015)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadBe an eyewitness to the American struggle for independence. Discover how a few brave patriots battled a great empire, plus see the muskets and cannons of the armies, learn how soldiers were drilled, and find out why Yorktown was not the end of the Revolution.Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. On every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes…
Author(s): Stuart Murray

3. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War (2015)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadStudents and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well-documented, and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, from 1765 to 1783, while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence role. The author, a…
Author(s): Kenneth A. Daigler

4. Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began (Landmark Books) (2002)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadThe American colonists were fed up with British law. They refused to buy English goods. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Most importantly, they joined together. All 13 colonies sent representatives to decide whether they should form a new country. That group wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document that summed up a revolution….
Author(s): Lucille Recht Penner, David Wenzel

5. The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America’s Struggle for Independence from Great Britain (2018)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadIn an era where political discourse is becoming increasingly polarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’s foundation. This captivating history book presents a general outline of the American Revolution, focusing largely on the period between the outbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. In homage to the original thirteen colonies, the book is divided into thirteen chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the context of the Thirteen Colonies as British colonial possessions. Chapters 2-4 deals with American responses to British attempts to raise taxation in the Thirteen…
Author(s): Captivating History

6. The Revolutionary War (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) (2011)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadEven before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America….
Author(s): Josh Gregory

7. The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) (2016)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadIt’s the late 1700s. Tensions are brewing between the American colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary War is about to begin. Will you: Help the network of patriot spies in your city? OR Fight for independence as a patriot soldier? OR Work to keep the colonies under British rule?…
Author(s): Elizabeth Raum

8. 1776 (2006)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadIn this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans…
Author(s): David McCullough

9. American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) (2004)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadThe #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial times? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so angry? Who were the Minutemen? What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the…
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne , Natalie Pope Boyce , et al.

10. Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier: The Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin (2019)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadIt is incredibly rare that we are able hear what an ordinary soldier thought and saw through the course of this conflict.The memoir of Joseph Plumb Martin is therefore an invaluable document that can shed light onto an aspect of the war that is frequently hidden.Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, sixteen year old Martin joined the Connecticut Militia just before the opening of the British Long Island Campaign.Serving under the leadership of General James Varnum he, and his regiment, saw action at Brooklyn, White Plains, Fort Mifflin, Monmouth and Yorktown.For eight years he fought…
Author(s): Joseph Plumb Martin

11. The American Revolutionary War Trivia Book: Interesting Revolutionary War Stories You Didn’t Know (Trivia War Books) (Volume 5) (2018)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadWelcome to the 1770s, years of big hats, big wigs, and big ideas. You might have learned about the American Revolution in history classes, but this book is here to tell you everything your teachers couldn’t. Get ready to learn all about the American Revolution, from the ins and outs of the Enlightenment philosophy that inspired the war, to which stories you’ve heard about the Founding Fathers may be straight-up false, how the War of Independence sparked a wave of new bids for revolution from Ireland to Japan, and why the movie where Nicholas Cage steals the Declaration of Independence is a great piece of American Revolution…
Author(s): Bill O’Neill, Dwayne Walker

12. Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House (R)) (2000)

 Best Revolutionary War Books You Should ReadThe #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every…
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Best Revolutionary War Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some revolutionary war books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Author(s): Tanya Harmer
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2526760

The Soldier's Two Bodies: Military Sacrifice and Popular Sovereignty in Revolutionary War Veteran Narratives

Author(s): James M. Greene
Publisher: LSU Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2534496

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News―From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror

Author(s): Roberto Sirvent, Danny Haiphong
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2019, Size: 922 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2356850

America’s First Ally: France in the Revolutionary War

Author(s): Norman Desmarais
Publisher: Casemate, Year: 2019, Size: 818 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2393991

It Happened in the Revolutionary War: Stories of Events and People That Shaped American History

Author(s): Michael R. Bradley
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2279812

Walcheren to Waterloo: The British Army in the Low Countries during French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815

Author(s): Andrew Limm
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2338545

The Compact History of the Revolutionary War

Author(s): R. Ernest Dupuy; Trevor N. Dupuy
Publisher: Endeavour Media Ltd., Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2437089

France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterranean

Author(s): Joshua Meeks
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676106

Popular Rumour in Revolutionary Paris, 1792–1794

Author(s): Lindsay Porter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179112

Heavy Radicals - The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980

Author(s): Aaron J. Leonard, Conor A. Gallagher
Publisher: Zero Books, Year: 2015, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1359466

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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