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1. Revolutionary War Days: Discover
2. Women's Letters: America from
3. "Let a Common Interest Bind Us
4. The Revolutionary War Era
5. The Indians in American Society:
6. British Poetry and the Revolutionary
7. Before The War - Viscount Haldane
8. Revolutionary Women in the War
9. Death or Liberty : African Americans
10. Peter's War: A New England Slave
12. Stories of Faith and Courage from
13. Hitler: Study of a Revolutionary?
14. The World War and What was Behind
15. Friedrich Schiller - The Thirty
16. The American Revolution And The
17. An Enquiry into the Origin of
18. Mr. Punchs History of the Great
19. The Second Battalion Royal Dublin
20. Notes of a War Correspondent

1. Revolutionary War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes
by David C. King
 Kindle Edition: 112 Pages (2001-06-14)
list price: US$13.95
Asin: B0030II20O
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Discover life in America during the Revolutionary War with dozens of exciting projects, games, and recipes.

Step back in time to 1776 America and visit with the Logan family on their farm in Virginia, and the Wentworths at their inn in Philadelphia. Join eleven-year-old Joshua Logan and twelve-year-old Peggy Wentworth as they share the excitement, adventure, and hard work of Revolutionary War days. Let Joshua and Peggy show you how to play their favorite games, cook up yummy recipes, and even make cool toys and crafts!

Learn to make a pair of comfy moccasins, design your own flag, play the exciting game of Siege, and taste the scrumptious flavors of the time by baking your own cranberry nut bread or delicious Independence Day shortcake. Brimming with authentic sights, tastes, and activities, Revolutionary War Days will bring the past to vivid life and take you on an exhilarating journey into a fascinating time in American history. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book should be elementary schools!
I donated my copy to my local upper elementary school of fourth and fifth graders. I found the book to be full of interesting creative activities relating to the Revolutionary War time period of the late 1770s. Well, David C. King has compiled a range of activities that can be both fun and entertaining for children and their parents.

A copy of this book should be in the school libraries to help inspire teachers in covering the life during the Revolutionary War. These books helps children (9-12 years old) in understanding and relating to life during another era with fun activities whether it's creating puppets, cooking and baking recipes, and other fun activities of the time period.

5-0 out of 5 stars Have fun making history!
For the young history student in your circle, Revolutionary War Days by David C. King is an absolute must purchase! It will enhance the study of history by encouraging a lively interest in the everyday lives of two families of the day: the Logans of Virginia and the Wentworths of Philadelphia. By sharing in the work, play and creativity of two children, young readers will enjoy bringing that past to life, themselves!

What better way is there to learn about the past?

5-0 out of 5 stars rev war days
My son is 9 and absolutely enjoys this book so much. It is well written and entertaining for his age group. ... Read more

2. Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
by Lisa Grunwald, Stephen J. Adler
Kindle Edition: 832 Pages (2009-01-16)
list price: US$18.00
Asin: B001PSEQN8
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences—often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a note that is confiscated by the British; First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing George Washington’s portrait during the War of 1812; one week after JFK’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy pens a heartfelt letter to Nikita Khrushchev; and on September 12, 2001, a schoolgirl writes a note of thanks to a
New York City firefighter, asking him, “Were you afraid?”

The letters gathered here also offer fresh insight into the personal milestones in women’s lives.Here is a mid-nineteenth-century missionary describing a mastectomy performed without anesthesia; Marilyn Monroe asking her doctor to spare her ovaries in a handwritten note she taped to her stomach before appendix surgery; an eighteen-year-old telling her mother about her decision to have an abortion the year after Roe v. Wade; and a woman writing to her parents and in-laws about adopting a Chinese baby.

With more than 400 letters and over 100 stunning photographs, Women’s Letters is a work of astonishing breadth and scope, and a remarkable testament to the women who lived–and made–history.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Women's Letters
I was very happy to receive this book. I wanted to give it for a Mother's Day gift. It was just the right thing because it is very educational. She loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars real women, real letters
An amazing book.These letters provide a true snapshot of life from our country's beginning to 9-11.Even better these snapshots are from a woman's point of view, something that has often been overlooked.It's obvious that we American women come from hardy stock.This would be an interesting book for most men to read as well!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Womens Letters
This is a fascinating way to reread the history of Amerca through women's eyes.Though the letters are written by different women from different
classes, one can readily continue the time frame. The story of the young girl who is sent on a mission to George Washington;the story of the treacherous trip via sailing vessel are both compelling. Highly recommended to women to read about the bravery of our foremothers.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great gift for a woman...
I bought this book for my mother, who enjoys it very much.Its easy reading, but powerful, insightful, and uplifting.Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
I purchased this book for my mother-in-law for Christmas and she has said that it is a wonderful book.I had trouble finding the book until I went on Amazon.com. ... Read more

3. "Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together": Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775-1840 (Jeffersonian America)
by Albrecht Koschnik
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2007-06-18)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$37.00
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Asin: 0813926483
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After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or applied to a greater multitude of objects than in America." What he failed to note, however, was just how much experimentation and conflict, including partisan conflict, had gone into the evolution of these institutions. In"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together": Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775-1840, Albrecht Koschnik examines voluntary associations in Philadelphia from the Revolution into the 1830s, revealing how--in the absence of mass political parties or a party system--these associations served as incubators and organizational infrastructure for the development of intense partisanship in the early republic. In this regard they also played a central role in the creation of a political public sphere, accompanied by competing visions of what the public sphere ought to comprise.

Despite the central role voluntary associations played in the emergence of a popular political culture in the early republic, they have not figured prominently in the literature on partisan politics and public life. Koschnik looks specifically at how Philadelphia Federalists and Republicans used fraternal societies and militia companies to mobilize partisans, and he charts the transformation of voluntary action from a common partisan tool into a Federalist domain of interlocking cultural, occupational, and historical institutions after the War of 1812. In the long run, Federalists--a political minority of less and less significance--shaped and dominated the associational life of Philadelphia.

"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together" lays the groundwork for a new understanding of the political and cultural history of the early American republic.

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4. The Revolutionary War Era
by Randall Huff
Kindle Edition: 264 Pages (2004-12-30)
list price: US$55.00
Asin: B000QCUCFK
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This volume in Greenwood's "American Popular Culture Through History" series recreates the many ways in which a new American culture took root during the Revolutionary period. Tavern culture and pamphlet literature played integral parts in debates surrounding the Revolution. Newspapers spread information while printing the first advertisements. Courtship and marriage rituals varied greatly among the rich and poor, among city and country folk. Public performance art was a hotly debated compenent of the increased schism secular and religious concerns, though many Americans enjoyed recreations of recent military battles. Foodways were distinctly regional, yet food rationing was a universal hardship among army personnel. Randall Huff's narrative essays, as well as many extra front- and back-matter resources, help describe life for the citizens of the newly formed United States of America as the nation fought to win its independence. ... Read more

5. The Indians in American Society: From the Revolutionary War to the Present
by Francis Paul Prucha
Kindle Edition: 136 Pages (1985-11-14)
list price: US$16.00
Asin: B003AU4DGO
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American Indian affairs are much in the public mind today--hotly contested debates over such issues as Indian fishing rights, land claims, and reservation gambling hold our attention. While the unique legal status of American Indians rests on the historical treaty relationship between Indian tribes and the federal government, until now there has been no comprehensive history of these treaties and their role in American life.
Francis Paul Prucha, a leading authority on the history of American Indian affairs, argues that the treaties were a political anomaly from the very beginning. The term "treaty" implies a contract between sovereign independent nations, yet Indians were always in a position of inequality and dependence as negotiators, a fact that complicates their current attempts to regain their rights and tribal sovereignty.
Prucha's impeccably researched book, based on a close analysis of every treaty, makes possible a thorough understanding of a legal dilemma whose legacy is so palpably felt today. ... Read more

6. British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict
by Simon Bainbridge
Kindle Edition: 272 Pages (2003-10-30)
list price: US$162.00
Asin: B0029LH4XO
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This book argues that poetry played a major role in the mediation of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars to the British public, and that the wars had a significant impact on poetic practices and theories in the Romantic period. It examines a wide range of writers, both canonical (Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Byron) and non-canonical (Smith, Southey, Scott, and Hemans), and locates their work within the huge amount of war poetry published in newspapers and magazines. ... Read more

7. Before The War - Viscount Haldane
by Viscount Haldane
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-02-16)
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Asin: B0038QP8DC
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he purpose of the pages which follow is, as I have said in the Prefatory Note, to explain the policy pursued toward Germany by Great Britain through the eight years which immediately preceded the great war of 1914. It was a policy which had two branches, as inseparable as they were distinct. The preservation of peace, by removing difficulties and getting rid of misinterpretations, was the object of the first branch. The second branch was concerned with what might happen if we failed in our effort to avert war. Against any outbreak by which such failure might be followed we had to insure. The form of the insurance had to be one which, in our circumstances, was practicable, and care had to be taken that it was not of a character that would frustrate the main purpose by provoking, and possibly accelerating, the very calamity against which it was designed to provide.

The situation was delicate and difficult. The public most properly expected of British Ministers that they should spare no effort for peace and for security. It was too sensible to ask for every detail of the steps taken for the attainment of this end. There are matters on which it is mischievous to encourage discussion, even in Parliament. Members of Parliament know this well, and are sensible about it. The wisest among them do not press for open statements which if made to the world would imperil the very object which Parliament and the public have directed those responsible to them to seek to attain. What is objected to in secret diplomacy hardly includes that which from its very nature must be negotiated in the first instance between individuals.

The policy actually followed was in principle satisfactory to the great majority of our people. To them it was familiar in its general outlines. But for the minority, which included both our pacifists and our chauvinists, it was either too much or too little. For, on the one hand, its foundation was the theory that, amid the circumstances of Europe in which it had to be built up, human nature could not be safely relied on unswervingly to resist warlike impulses. On the other hand, this peril notwithstanding, it was the considered view of those responsible that war neither ought to be regarded as being inevitable, nor was so in fact. It was quite true that the development of military preparations had been so great as to make Europe resemble an armed camp; but, if actual conflict could be averted, the burden this state of things implied ought finally to render its continuance no longer tolerable. What was really required was that unbroken peace should be preserved, and the hand of time left to operate.

In the course of history it has rarely been the case that any war that has broken out was really inevitable, and there does not appear to be any sufficient reason for thinking that the war of 1914 was an exception to the general rule. It seems clear that, if Germany had resolved to do so, she could quite safely have abstained from entering upon it and from encouraging Austria in a mad adventure. The reason why the war came appears to have been that at some period in the year 1913 the German Government finally laid the reins on the necks of men whom up to then it had held in restraint. The decision appears to have been allowed at this point to pass from civilians to soldiers. I do not believe that even then the German Government as a whole intended deliberately to invoke the frightful consequences of actual war, even if it seemed likely to be victorious. But I do believe that it elected to take the risk of what it thought improbable, a general resistance by the Entente Powers if Germany were to threaten to use her great strength. In thus departing in 1913 from the appearance of self-restraint which in the main they had displayed up to then, the Emperor and his Ministers misjudged the situation.

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8. Revolutionary Women in the War for American Independence
by Lincoln Diamant
Kindle Edition: 240 Pages (1998-09-30)
list price: US$77.00
Asin: B000VIFYL6
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This modern, annotated adaptation of the original three-volume edition of Women of the American Revolution by Elizabeth Ellet restores, in a single volume, a unique compilation of the roles played by eighty-four American women in the Revolutionary War. A best-seller in the 1850s, Ellet's work is here carefully edited for today's readers by a distinguished Revolutionary War historian. It contains a new introduction and many explanatory footnotes. A new organization arranges these biographies from north to south by colony, underlining the vast differences in class and culture among the various states. ... Read more

9. Death or Liberty : African Americans and Revolutionary America
by Douglas R. Egerton
Kindle Edition: 352 Pages (2008-12-30)
list price: US$25.95
Asin: B001NLL5KE
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In Death or Liberty , Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history stretching from Britain's 1763 victory in the Seven Years' War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as president in 1800. While American slavery is usually identified with the cotton plantations, Egerton shows that on the eve of the Revolution it encompassed everything from wading in the South Carolina rice fields to carting goods around Manhattan to serving the households of Boston's elite. More important, he recaptures the drama of slaves, freed blacks, and white reformers fighting to make the young nation fulfill its republican slogans. Although this struggle often unfolded in the corridors of power, Egerton pays special attention to what black Americans did for themselves in these decades, and his narrative brims with compelling portraits of forgotten figures such as Quok Walker, a Massachusetts runaway who took his master to court and thereby helped end slavery in that state; Absalom Jones, a Delaware house slave who bought his freedom and later formed the Free African Society; and Gabriel, a young Virginia artisan who was hanged for plotting to seize Richmond and hold James Monroe hostage. Egerton argues that the Founders lacked the courage to move decisively against slavery despite the real possibility of peaceful, if gradual, emancipation. Battling huge odds, African American activists and rebels succeeded in finding liberty--if never equality--only in northern states.
Canvassing every colony and state, as well as incorporating the wider Atlantic world, Death or Liberty offers a lively and comprehensive account of black Americans and the Revolutionary era in America

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3-0 out of 5 stars It's ok.
Average book. It would be ok for a rent though it's not exactly worthy of the time. Read it if you have read everything else regarding the nation's founding.

3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of a troubling era
Douglas Egerton's excellent history of slavery in the pre and post-revolutionary era provides eye-opening information that dispels many of the myths surrounding slavery in this era. Contrary to popular beliefs, slavery was not simply a north vs. south issue. In most northern states, slavery remained legal well into the beginning of the 20th century, manumission was gradual. And, in Egerton's narrative, not all slaves were chained to the tobacco fields--many did earn money on the side, which they used to buy their freedom. A number of free black communities formed in both the north and south.

While Egerton is right in condemning the founding fathers for lacking the will to include black people as beneficiaries of the liberty they fought for in the Revolution, it is important to remember that slavery was practiced in nearly every country in the world, and that slaveholders could use the existence and promotion of slavery in the Bible to justify their refusal to free their bondsmen. Even outspoken abolitionists such as Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton had owned slaves at one time or another, and many northerners who didn't (including John Adams), were unwilling to push the issue at the risk of secession from the militant deep south states.

Egerton's book, along with Hugh Thomas's outstanding "The Slave Trade," provide a full picture of the state of slavery in the U.S. and the world. I dock this book one star only because Egerton makes a historical blunder by referring to abolitionist William Hamiltion as the mixed race illegitimate son of Alexander Hamilton, when there is absolutely no evidence--forensic, historical, or otherwise--to justify William's claim. Egerton should have known better here.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Unsung Story of Racial Equality
"Death or Liberty" explores the history of black Americans in the Revolutionary period, before, during, and after. The Declaration of Independence made the claim of equality of all men, but the reality of it was for the white male land owners and not their black slaves, indentured servants, or even the free blacks living in the colonies. Egerton covers the role of these "not equal" people in the rise to revolution, their participation in it (on both the American and British sides) and how they reacted after the war when their status remained unchanged. The profiles of these men (and they are almost all men) range from William Lee, George Washington's bondsman and Quok Walker, a runaway slave that, through suing his master, helped end slavery in Massachusetts. There are also those that wanted to use violence to get their freedom and rights, most notably Gabriel (no last name known), who organized and lead a slave revolt near Richmond in 1800, and was hanged for it. Egerton has found telling stories, and researched them extensively. The primary lesson that comes across is that the Founding Fathers missed their chance to follow through on their stated beliefs that "All men are created equal," leaving those men (and women) with black skin to wait another 100 years for it to become legally true. ... Read more

10. Peter's War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution
by Joyce Lee Malcolm
Kindle Edition: 272 Pages (2009-02-03)
list price: US$28.00
Asin: B001UE72FQ
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A boy named Peter, born to a slave in Massachusetts in 1763, was sold nineteen months later to a childless white couple there. This book recounts the fascinating history of how the American Revolution came to Peter's small town, how he joined the revolutionary army at the age of twelve, and how he participated in the battles of Bunker Hill and Yorktown and witnessed the surrender at Saratoga.


Joyce Lee Malcolm describes Peter’s home life in rural New England, which became increasingly unhappy as he grew aware of racial differences and prejudices. She then relates how he and other blacks, slave and free, joined the war to achieve their own independence. Malcolm juxtaposes Peter’s life in the patriot armies with that of the life of Titus, a New Jersey slave who fled to the British in 1775 and reemerged as a feared guerrilla leader.


A remarkable feat of investigation, Peter’s biography illuminates many themes in American history: race relations in New England, the prelude to and military history of the Revolutionary War, and the varied experience of black soldiers who fought on both sides.

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Role of Slaves During the Revolution
This book explores the role of slaves during the Revolutionary War through the records of one particular slave boy in New England who fought with the Patriots.The written record of this individual is thin but his story is butressed by a lively, readable history of the War and the story of other slaves during the period-- those in the Southern colonies and those who chose to serve with the English.For me, this book filled in the blanks about what ordinary, flesh & blood African Americans were doing during this period in our history and how important freedom was to them.

3-0 out of 5 stars Slavery in Massachusetts
To be fair this book is first and foremost about the American Revolutionary War. I bought it because I thought I'd learn more about slaves in Massachusetts. If you want to read about the Revolutionary War and its effects on the people who lived in Lincoln and Lexington MA this is an interesting read. If what you really want is to read about slaves in Massachusetts you will get some information but not much.While the author discovered a few personal facts about Peter she found no written journals or diaries.Thus throughout the book she assumes Peter felt this or that; she doesn't really know. It is frustrating because you have no way to know what is fact and what she is conjecturing. If she wanted to tell Peter's story it would have been better, I think, to use the facts she did find and build out his life story, but label it historical fiction.Also, I was dismayed to find there were no chapter notes to give the reader information about where her information came from.She only included a general list of books she consulted. I bought this book hoping it would give me some insight into how I can learn more about the slaves in my home town. I was disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Charming and educational account of the war for freedom
I realy enjoyed reading Peter's War. It gave a thoughtful and comprehensive view of the Black American experience during the Revolutionary War and the contribution made by African Americans. In addition it is an excellent and entertaing history of key battles of the Revoulution. I learned how people lived at the time and the sacrifices that ordinary people made in order for the revolution to succeed.

The Author has meticulously researched the material to give us a charming and accurate insight into racial relations at the time. I read the Book in two days and could not put it down.

3-0 out of 5 stars Peter: Missing in History
This book asserts that it will relate the story of Peter, a young man enslaved along the battle road between Lexington and Concord on that April day in 1775 when the British army marched by. Peter then served in the militia and Continental armies. This should be fascinating stuff, and indeed, parts of the book are very good.

But I would say that the book is marred by two problems. Most important, the book has no footnotes (odd--you would think Yale University Press could do better than that). Why doesn't it have them? Readability? Fear of scaring off general readers? Laziness? I suspect it is not any of these factors, but rather that the author makes a great many statements for which she cannot have any factual evidence for support. Peter, unfortunately, left no written records, and neither really did anyone he was intimate with. Even finding records from other soldiers in his units seems to have been impossible. So we are left with guess work.

Sometimes those guesses sound reasonable. At other times, they don't, at least to me. Worse, is when they make no sense, as when the author asserts that Peter would have hated Sundays--this when the author wants to write about racial segregation at Church--but on the next page writes that Sunday was the only day he could see his mother. The author really hasn't found enough here about Peter to justify a book by this title.

So what we have is the second problem--a misleading title. The book is more often simply a history of the general African American experience in the Revolutionary period. This is important stuff, and the book would be a fine introduction to that topic--especially if the reader takes the guess work with a large grain of salt--for those who don't mind reading about the basics of the battles of Lexington and Concord, and the war in New Jersey, and Yorktown. For me, I skimmed large parts, looking for the next scant mention of Peter and his family.
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Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-06-21)
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Asin: B003TLMOMO
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I JOSEPH MOUNTAIN, was born on the 7th day of July, A. D. 1758, in the house of Samuel Mifflin, Esq. of Philadelphia, father of the present Governor of Pennsylvania. My father, Fling Mountain, is a Molatto, and now lives at Philadelphia. My mother is a Negro and was a slave till she was twenty-one years of age.--She now lives at Reading, in Pennsylvania.
The first seventeen years of my life were spent in Mr. Mifflin's family.--As a servant in the house I acquired the reputation of unusual sprightliness and activity. My master was industrious to instruct me in the Presbyterian religion which he professed, teach me to read and write, and impress my mind with sentiments of virtue. How grossly these opportunities have been neglected, the following story will too fully evince.
In the 17th year of my age, on the 17th of 1775, with my master's consent. I entered on board ship Chalkley, commanded by Joseph Spain, and owned by Messi'rs James and Drinker of Philadelphia, and on the 20th of May following we arrived in the Downs. I soon quitted the vessel, and in four days was strolling the streets of London in quest of amusements. In this situation, the public will easily conceive, I could not long remain an idle spectator. It will not be surprizing to find me speedily initiated in practices disgraceful to human nature, and destructive of every moral virtue. Unfortunately for me, a scene began to open which will close only in the shadow of death.
One day, at an ale-house in London, I accidentally became acquainted with one Francis Hyde, originally from Middlesex, and one Thomas Wilson, of Staffordshire in England. They were travelling the country, with a hand organ and various other musical instruments, pretending to great art in numerous performances, and really possessing surprizing knowledge in every species of juggling. This was their employment in the day time, for the purpose of executing more effectually the principal business of their lives, viz.highway robbery. They soon found me susceptible of almost any impressions, and neither incapable of, nor averse to, becoming a companion in their iniquity. We all sat out from London about 8 o'clock in the evening after I had joined them, each armed with a hanger and a brace of pistols. We had also suitable dresses and a dark lanthorn. Our landlord, who kept tavern at the sign of the black horse, at Charing-cross, furnished us with every requisite for the expedition. His name was William Humphrys. The plan this evening was to attack the mail-coach, which would start at 12 o'clock at night, from the ship tavern, between Woolwich and Graves-end, about 9 miles from London.
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12. Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War
by Jane Hampton Cook
Kindle Edition: 530 Pages (2010-10-05)
list price: US$16.99
Asin: B00466HQ56
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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• The book features 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. • Each devotional features a 400-450-word story, a relevant scripture, and an application-oriented sentence prayer. • Each week highlights five stories that chronicle the Revolutionary War, followed by two weekend features called Weekend Reflection and Sabbath Rest. Weekend Reflection takes a modern-day twist on a topic, such as contentment and life purpose, presented in the preceding stories. Sabbath Rest highlights a sermon from the Revolutionary era. These 52 meaty messages show how scripture is as alive today as it was during America’s founding. These sermons also reveal the spiritual struggle facing the patriots as they decided to pursue independence, take up arms, and overthrow their government. • The devotionals come alive through the viewpoints of the Revolution’s key players, such as George Washington, King George III, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox, and Benjamin Franklin. Excerpts from their original manuscripts, letters, and speeches give the book authenticity and accuracy. Unlike many books with historical subjects, this devotional incorporates faith as an important element in the decisions and emotions of these heroes and heroines. It will also show the life purpose of the patriots. • The themes presented in the book transcend generations, making the book relevant to modern day readers who also struggle with topics such as loneliness, contentment, purpose, fear, safety, God’s will, jealousy, rivalry, cooperation, and disappointment. • Because the stories chronicle America’s Revolutionary War and cover more than two decades, the book does not correspond to seasons and holidays. As a result, readers may begin the book any time during the year. The stories may be so captivating for some readers that they may read the book from “cover to cover.” • As readers consider the meaning of the American Revolution, they may also experience a revolution in their own hearts, one devotional at a time. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars American Revolution
Excellent! Eye opening!Worth every penny.It provides a clear and concise location as a reference point for those who continue to doubt the truth of our Judeo-Christian heritage.The bibliography should not be overlooked.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely well written, researched and presented
This is an excellent book and unlike any other I've read relating to the history of the American Revolution. It is a real thrill delving into the lives of the patriots who made it happen through their very own writings. It is a wonderful book that can be read on daily basis as a devotional or like a regular book with each entry taking you through the course of the revolutionary war. You get a real sense of what these brave people went through and is very well researched and presented - an amazing amount of research went into this book! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in our nation's history, founding and Christian heritage.

5-0 out of 5 stars battlefields& Blessingsfaith & courage from the revolutionary war
Incredable history book & what a faithful nation we were when all odds against us I would reccomend this to any Historybuff.

3-0 out of 5 stars GoodBook
It is a good book. I had hoped for something with a little more substance and depth.

4-0 out of 5 stars battlefield ^ Blessings
Book is great. the seller needs to inprove shipping-book came in bent up amd wrinkled and took 2weeks to deliver. Will not buy from seller again. If this means Amazon so be it.
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13. Hitler: Study of a Revolutionary?
by Martyn Housden
Kindle Edition: 232 Pages (2009-03-10)
list price: US$27.95
Asin: B000SISAME
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14. The World War and What was Behind It
by Louis Paul Bénézet
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-03-01)
list price: US$3.55
Asin: B003AOANAK
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This little volume is the result of the interest shown by pupils, teachers, and the general public in a series of talks on the causes of the great European war which were given by the author in the fall of 1914. ... Read more

15. Friedrich Schiller - The Thirty Years War, Complete
by Friedrich Schiller
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-07-09)
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The present is the best collected edition of the important works of
Schiller which is accessible to readers in the English language.
Detached poems or dramas have been translated at various times since
the first publication of the original works; and in several instances
these versions have been incorporated into this collection. Schiller
was not less efficiently qualified by nature for an historian than for
a dramatist. He was formed to excel in all departments of literature,
and the admirable lucidity of style and soundness and impartiality of
judgment displayed in his historical writings will not easily be
surpassed, and will always recommend them as popular expositions of the
periods of which they treat.

Since the publication of the first English edition many corrections and
improvements have been made, with a view to rendering it as acceptable
as possible to English readers; and, notwithstanding the disadvantages
of a translation, the publishers feel sure that Schiller will be
heartily acceptable to English readers, and that the influence of his
writings will continue to increase.

E. B. Eastwick, and originally published abroad for students' use. But
this translation was too strictly literal for general readers. It has
been carefully revised, and some portions have been entirely rewritten
by the Rev. A. J. W. Morrison, who also has so ably translated the

THE CAMP OF WALLENSTEIN was translated by Mr. James Churchill, and first
appeared in "Frazer's Magazine." It is an exceedingly happy version of
what has always been deemed the most untranslatable of Schiller's works.

THE PICCOLOMINI and DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN are the admirable version of
S. T. Coleridge, completed by the addition of all those passages which
he has omitted, and by a restoration of Schiller's own arrangement of
the acts and scenes. It is said, in defence of the variations which
exist between the German original and the version given by Coleridge,
that he translated from a prompter's copy in manuscript, before the
drama had been printed, and that Schiller himself subsequently altered
it, by omitting some passages, adding others, and even engrafting
several of Coleridge's adaptations.

WILHELM TELL is translated by Theodore Martin, Esq., whose well-known
position as a writer, and whose special acquaintance with German
literature make any recommendation superfluous.

DON CARLOS is translated by R. D. Boylan, Esq., and, in the opinion of
competent judges, the version is eminently successful. Mr. Theodore
Martin kindly gave some assistance, and, it is but justice to state,
has enhanced the value of the work by his judicious suggestions.

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16. The American Revolution And The Boer War - Sydney G Fisher
by Sydney G Fisher
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-02-03)
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I have been handed a pamphlet written by you entitled "The Confederacy and the Transvaal," the burden of which is, that the Boers ought not to continue their irregular guerilla struggle against England, because it is destructive of themselves and wasteful of England's resources; or to use your own words "the contest drags wearily along, to the probable destruction of one of the combatants, to the great loss of the other, and, so far as can be seen, in utter disregard of the best interests of both."

You argue that the Boers, when their regular armies were defeated some considerable time ago, should have surrendered, given up the struggle, and not have resorted to a prolongation of the contest by guerilla methods. In support of this you cite the action of General Lee at the close of our civil war, when, his regularly organized army being completely defeated, he surrendered it, went quietly to his home and set an example, followed by the other southern leaders, of not prolonging the strife by those irregular methods which, as is well known, can be so very effective for a long period in a mountainous country like Switzerland or in a country of vast distances like the United States or South Africa.

In other words, you go so far as to say that when a people are fighting for their political integrity and independence, a hopeless struggle for it ought not to be prolonged beyond what may be called the point of scientific defeat. Rather than prolong it to desperation and death in the last ditch it is much better and more sensible to accept a dependent position of some sort, the position of a crown colony, or a charter colony with more or less varying degrees of colonial control, all of which your very unwise and altogether reckless great grandfather John Adams, and some of his friends used to describe as "political slavery."

This doctrine of the wrongfulness of a struggle for independence against overwhelming odds has appeared at times of late in the newspapers. I noticed that Mr. Bourke Cockran in his speech at the recent pro-Boer meeting in Chicago said, that the doctrine did not apply to the Boers because their heroism had now placed them in a position to win. He did not say positively whether or not he approved of such a doctrine. I am myself willing to pass by a great deal of approval of it. But when the attempt is made to render such an infamous doctrine respectable by affixing to it the honored name of Adams, a protest is in order from all those who are at all familiar with our own history.

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17. An Enquiry into the Origin of Honour, and the Usefulness of Christianity in War
by Anonymous
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I take it for granted, that a Christian is not bound to believe any Thing to have been of Divine Institution, that has not been declared to be such in Holy Writ. Yet great Offence has been taken at an Essay, in the First Part of the Fable of the Bees, call'd An Enquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue; notwithstanding the great Caution it is wrote with. Since then, it is thought Criminal to surmise, that even Heathen Virtue was of Human Invention, and the Reader, in the following Dialogues, will find me to persist in the Opinion, that it was; I beg his Patience to peruse what I have to say for my self on this Head, which is all I shall trouble him with here.
The Word Morality is either synonimous with Virtue, or signifies that Part of Philosophy, which treats of it, and teaches the Regulation of Manners; and by the Words Moral Virtue, I mean the same Thing which I believe Every body else does. I am likewise fully persuaded that to govern our selves according to the Dictates of Reason, is far better than to indulge the Passions without Stop or Controul, and consequently that Virtue is more beneficial than Vice, not only for the Peace and real Happiness of Society in general, but likewise for the Temporal Felicity of every individual Member of it, abstract from thee Consideration of a future State, I am moreover convinced, that all wise Men ever were and ever will be of this Opinion; and I shall never oppose Any body, who shall be pleased to call this an Eternal Truth.
Having allow'd and own'd thus much, I beg Leave to make a short Grammatical Reflection on the Sounds or Letters we make use of to express this rational Management of ourselves: For tho' the Truth of its Excellency is Eternal, the Words Moral Virtue themselves are not so, any more than Speech or Man himself. Permit me therefore to enquire which Way it is most probably, they must have come into the World.
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18. Mr. Punchs History of the Great War
by Charles L. Graves
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So, too, with Turkey. From 1876 to 1913 Mr. Punch's cartoons on the Near East are one continuous and illuminating commentary on Lord Salisbury's historic admission that we had backed the wrong horse,
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19. The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War
by Majors C. F. ROMER & A. E. MAINWARING
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-05-22)
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The 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers is one of the oldest regiments in the service. It was raised in February and March, 1661, to form the garrison of Bombay, which had been ceded to the Crown as part of the dowry of the Infanta of Portugal, on her marriage with King Charles II. It then consisted of four companies, the establishment of each being one captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, two sergeants, three corporals, two drummers, and 100 privates, and arrived at Bombay on September 18th, 1662, under the command of Sir Abraham Shipman. Under various titles it took part in nearly all the continuous fighting of which the history of India of those days is principally composed, being generally known as the Bombay European Regiment, until in March, 1843, it was granted the title of 1st Bombay Fusiliers. In 1862 the regiment was transferred to the Crown, when the word 'Royal' was added to its title, and it became known as the 103rd Regiment, The Royal Bombay Fusiliers. In 1873 the regiment was linked to the Royal Madras Fusiliers, whose history up to that time had been very similar to its own. By General Order 41, of 1881, the titles of the two regiments underwent yet another change, when they became known by their present names, the 1st and 2nd Battalions Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
The 2nd Battalion first left India for home service on January 2nd, 1871, when it embarked on H.M.S. Malabar, arriving at Portsmouth Harbour about 8 a.m. on February 4th, and was stationed at Parkhurst. Its home service lasted until 1884, when it embarked for Gibraltar. In 1885 it (p. vi) moved to Egypt, and in 1886 to India, where it was quartered until 1897, when it was suddenly ordered to South Africa, on account of our strained relations with the Transvaal Republic. On arrival at Durban, however, the difficulties had been settled for the time being, and the regiment was quartered at Pietermaritzburg until it moved up to Dundee in 1899, just previous to the outbreak of war.
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20. Notes of a War Correspondent
by Richard Harding Davis
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-05-02)
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Adolfo Rodriguez was the only son of a Cuban farmer, who lived nine miles outside of Santa Clara, beyond the hills that surround that city to the north.

When the revolution in Cuba broke out young Rodriguez joined the insurgents, leaving his father and mother and two sisters at the farm. ... Read more

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