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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 4:37 p.m. PST

Hope you agree…

From Journal of American Revolution…



Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 4:48 p.m. PST

I agree with some, not with others, and some of the better ones have not been included. And I have not read all on the list.

I doubt that everyone, or anyone possibly, will agree with all 100.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 5:31 p.m. PST

And the list is four years old now so is missing some of the most recently published works.

And I agree with Kevin's comment.


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 6:09 p.m. PST

It's like the Rolling Stone list of the 100 best guitar players of all time, without one single Country guitarist. No Chet Atkins, no Glenn Campbell…
You get the idea.
And plenty I've never even heard of.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 10:49 p.m. PST

My favorite is "The Hornets Nest" by Jimmy Carter. A work of fiction which focuses on the war in the southern states.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 7:22 p.m. PST

Or Roy Clark!! So stupid!!!

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 8:11 p.m. PST

Vince, Brad, Merle, Willie's spare simplicity…
Jerry Douglas, Moon, Del…

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 8:12 p.m. PST

"The Hornet's Nest" is in my shopping cart. Fans of "Outlander" will recognize the Regulators.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 3:26 a.m. PST

And excellent valuable older books have been left off the listing…

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 10:12 a.m. PST

I have found the following excellent titles extremely useful in the study of the War of the American Revolution:

-A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster.

-The Continental Army by Robert Wright.

-Fortitude and Forbearance: The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War: 1775-1783 by Lawrence Babits and Joshua Howard.

-The North Carolina Continentals by Hugh Rankin.

-Brandywine by Michael Harris.

-Germantown by Michael Harris.

-William Washington, American Light Dragoon by Daniel Murphy.

-How the French Saved America by Tom Shachtman.

-Now We Are Enemies by Thomas Fleming-later published as The Battle of Bunker Hill.

-The Politics of Command in the American Revolution by Jonathan Rossie.

-Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling.

-The Mohicans of Stockbridge by Patrick Frazier.

-The Road to Valley Forge by John Buchanan.

-The Road to Charleston by John Buchanan.

-The Battle of Bunker Hill by John Elting.

-Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose.

-A Proper Sense of Honor by Caroline Cox.

-Rebellion in the Ranks by John Nagy.

-Lexington and Concord by Arthur Tourtellot.

-The Surprise of Germantown by Thomas McGuire.

-'Cool Deliberate Courage': John Eager Howard in The American Revolution by Jim Piecuch and John Beakes.

-Diary of the American War by Johann Ewald.

-Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign-His Papers by Douglas Cubbison.

-Saratoga by John Luzader.

-The Forgotten Victory by Thomas Fleming.

-Forgotten Patriots by Edwin Burrows.

-The Siege of Charleston Translated and Edited by Bernard Uhlendorf.

-George Washington's Indispensable Men by Arthur Lefkowitz.

-The Revolutionary War in the Southern Back Country by James Swisher.

-General George Washington by Edward Langel.

-Brigadier General Louis Lebegue Duportail 1777-1783 by Elizabeth Kite.

-General Nathaniel Greene and the American Revolution in the South edited by Gregory Massey and Jim Piecuch.

-John Laurens and the American Revolution by Gregory Massey.

-Improbably Patriot by Harlow Unger.

-Simcoe's Military Journal by John Graves Simcoe.

-The American Revolution in the South by Henry Lee.

-An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the late American War by Roger Lamb.

-Battles of the Revolutionary War by WJ Wood.

-A Gallant Defense by Carl Borick.

-Battle of Paoli by Thomas McGuire.

-The Long Retreat by Arthur Lefkowitz.

-Beaumarchais and the American Revolution by Brian Morton and Donald Spinelli.

-The Delaware Continentals by Christopher Ward.

-General William Maxwell and the New Jersey Continentals by Harry Ward.

-Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution by John Beakes.

-De Kalb by John Beakes.

-The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O'Shaughnessy.

-The Queen's American Rangers by Donald Gara.

-George Washington's Enforcers by Harry Ward.

-Journal of the Hessian Jager Corps 1777-1779 by W Steedman and Ian Saberton.

-Eutaw Springs by Robert Dunkerly and Irene Boland.

-Washington's Engineer by Norman Desmarais.

-Long, Obstinate, and Bloody by Lawrence Babits and Joshua Howard.

-The Pennsylvania Associators by Joseph Seymour.

-Military Uniforms in America, Volume I-The Era of the American Revolution edited by John Elting.

-The American Heritage Book of the Revolution by Bruce Lancaster.

-The War of the Revolution by Christopher Ward.

-Hessians by Brady Crytzer.

-The Hessians by Edward Lowell.

-A Hessian Officer's Diary translated and edited by Bruce Burgoyne.

-Journal of Captain Pautsch translated and edited by William Stone.

-Forgotten Allies by Joseph Glatthaar and James Martin.

-The Journal of Captain Robert Kirkwood.

-The Journal of Sergeant Major William Seymour.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 3:34 p.m. PST

Thanks Kevin!.


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