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The war before independence, 1775-1776, Derek W. Beck

The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echud in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck continues his exploration into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the new Revolutionary War. The War Before Independence transports readers into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, with the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill ' a turning point in the Revolution ' and the snowy, wind-swept march to the frozen ground at the Battle of Quebec, ending with the exciting conclusion of the Boston Campaign. Meticulous research and new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research throws open the doors not only to familiar figures and faces, but also little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington. Wonderfully detailed and stunningly layered, The War Before Independence brings America's early upheaval to a ferocious boil on both sides of the battlefield, and vividly captures the spirit of a fight that continues to inspire brave hearts today
Table Of Contents
Part I. Commitment to war (mid-May to October 1775) -- Mounting tensions -- Seizing the offensive -- Blows must decide -- Passing of batons -- Part II. Crucible (October 1775 to Spring 1776) -- Struggles of Autumn -- Desperate measures -- Battle amid the blizzard -- A new year begins -- Epilogue
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non fiction
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1 online resource
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