The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much.


The day the Revolution ended, 19 October 1781 New York : Wiley, c 2004      William H. Hallahan United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Peace Hardcover. First edition and printing. ix, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index.  Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

Print shows the surrender of the British at Yorktown, with Rochambeau directing General Charles O’Hara to present his sword to General George Washington…Library of Congress

The dramatic conclusion to the American Revolution and the spirited beginning of a new nation  Hallahan’s book tells the story of the American victory through the eyes of those who were there-using diaries, journals, memoirs, newspapers, letters, official documents, and other eyewitness accounts.

Treason of Arnold Arnold persuades Andre to conceal the papers in his boot …Library of Congress print

Hallahan first shows the tense chess game of troop movements, skirmishes and tooth-and-nail battles that brought the American forces, their French allies, and the British troops to their fateful encounter at Yorktown.

The honble. Marquis Lafayette, major general of the American army…Library of Congress print

We see the traitorous Arnold fighting against his homeland, the vicious war between patriots and Tories in the Carolinas, the magnificent Lafayette, the haughty Cornwallis, the ever-determined Washington, and the bravery of general and common soldier alike.

General George Washington…Library of Congress print

Once the British surrender, the book then follows the news of the battle north, city by city, to Boston, then on to London and Paris, depicting a nation taking its first steps.

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