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Image for The Four Kings of Canada. Being a Succinct Account of the Four Indian Princes lately arriv'd from North America. with a particular Description of their Country, their strange and remarkable Religion, Feasts, Marriages, Burials, Remedies from their Sick, Customs, Manners, Constitution, Habits, Sports, War, Peace, Policy, Hunting, Fishing, Utensils belonging to the Savages, with several other Extraordinary Things worthy Observation, as to the natural or curious Productions, Beauty, or Fertility, of that Part of the World.

The Four Kings of Canada. Being a Succinct Account of the Four Indian Princes lately arriv'd from North America. with a particular Description of their Country, their strange and remarkable Religion, Feasts, Marriages, Burials, Remedies from their Sick, Customs, Manners, Constitution, Habits, Sports, War, Peace, Policy, Hunting, Fishing, Utensils belonging to the Savages, with several other Extraordinary Things worthy Observation, as to the natural or curious Productions, Beauty, or Fertility, of that Part of the World.

By: N/A

Price: $350.00

Publisher: J.E. Garratt & Co: 1891

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265379

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned, 1/2 inch tear to spine head. 1891 Soft Cover. 47, [1] pp. Printed wrappers, sewn binding. 1891 reissue of 1710 original (Sabin 25282, Howes C106: These were Iroquois chiefs taken to London by Col. Schuyler of Albany.). An account of colonial Canada published for the British book trade, providing a great deal of contemporary detail about Native American culture, specifically within the Iroquois tribe. View more info

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Guide to Historic Plymouth, Massachusetts: Localities and Objects of Interest (Illustrated)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Rogers Print: 1964

Seller ID: 2266374

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly creased. 1964 Small Softcover. 70 pp. A guide to Plymouth, Massachusetts, illustrated with black-and-white images. View more info

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Brief History of the Pilgrims: A Continuous History. Their Formation in England, Life in Holland, Experiences throughout the Years of the Establishment at Plymouth. Taken from Bradford's History and Contemporaneous Writings of Bradford and Winslow.

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Burbank, Inc.:

Seller ID: 2266375

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date, text block beginning to loosen from stapled binding, first ten page edges bumped. 63 pp. Brief History of the Pilgrims: A Continuous History. Their Formation in England, Life in Holland, Experiences throughout the Years of the Establishment at Plymouth. Taken from Bradford's History and Contemporaneous Writings of Bradford and Winslow. View more info

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Picture Guide to Historic Plymouth

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pilgrim Society: 1963

Seller ID: 2267173

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers very faintly toned, faint crease along length of pamphlet near spine edge. 1963 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. A guide to colonial Plymouth, Massachusetts. Topics include a list of the Mayflower passengers; Plymouth Rock; Mayflower II; streets, churches, houses, burial hill; and more. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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A Guide at a Glance of Historic Boston

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rawding Distributing Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 2267176

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned. 1964 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Topics include: The State House and Historic Boston Common; Park Street Church; Old Granary Burial Ground; King's Chapel and Burial Ground; The Old South Meeting House; The Old State House; Faneuil Hall; Paul Revere House; Christ Church; Copp's Hill Burial Ground; U.S. Frigate Constitution; Bunker Hill Monument; and more. View more info

Image for Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

By: A Gentleman of the Bar [Rupp, Israel Daniel]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Daniel W. Kauffman: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289769

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebacked with new end sheets. Boards a bit rubbed, minor mending tissue repair to binding edge of first fold-out. 1846 Full-Leather. vi, [17]-406, vi, [2] pp. 8vo. Includes two fold-outs: Sketch of Col. Bouquet's Engagement; Plan of Fort Du Quesne. Howes R-505: This historical treasure-house includes the journals of Bouquet, Croghan, Post, etc. Sabin 74155: The appendix contains George Croghan’s Journal, Post’s Journals, Bouquet’s Journal, Harmer’s Expedition, St. Clair’s Expedition, Washington’s Journal, etc. View more info

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An Answer to John Robinson of Leyden, Now First Published from a Manuscript of A.D. 1609 (Harvard Theological Studies Series Volume IX [9])

By: A Puritan Friend; Burrage, Champlin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2006047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 1920 Trade Paperback. xiii, 94 pp. Printed wrappers. The first appearance in print of an early 17th century manuscript written in response to the religious teachings of John Robinson, part of whose congregation became the group we now know as the Pilgrims. Text from Bodleian MS. Jones 30 at Oxford. Robinson, John (1575/6? - 1625), Church of England clergyman and separatist theologian, was born at Sturton, Nottinghamshire... When Robinson moved from Cambridge into the wider world, his nonconformist ideas were soon revealed... Before the... View more info

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Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky. (American Pioneers and Patriots.)

By: Abbott, John S.C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dodd & Mead: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286111

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to top edge, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1872 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [9]-331, [3] pp. 8vo. Dark orange cloth, gilt and black titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece of a Native American fighting a bear, engraved portrait of Boone on title page, A biography of the frontiersman who has become part of American folklore for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky, and his military service during the American Revolution. View more info

Image for Three Episodes of Massachusetts History, in Two Volumes: The Settlement of Boston Bay, The Antinomian Controversy, A Study of Church and Town Government

Three Episodes of Massachusetts History, in Two Volumes: The Settlement of Boston Bay, The Antinomian Controversy, A Study of Church and Town Government

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1894

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2007289

Condition: Good


Fourth edition. Hinges weakening, vol. 1 front blanks repaired at binding. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 532; iv, [533]-1067 pp. 8vo. Fold-out map of Boston Bay and vicinity precedes text, fold-out map of Old Braintree in second volume. A work of colonial history focusing on three important events in Massachusetts: The Settlement of Boston Bay; The Antinomian Controversy; A Study of Church and Town Government. View more info

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Sir Christopher Gardiner, Knight: An Historical Monograph. [From Vol. XX. of the Proc's of the Mass. Hist. Soc.], With Additions

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: John Wilson and Son, University Press: 1883

Seller ID: 2007291

Condition: Very Good


1883 printing. Rebound in red cloth, retaining original coral printed wrappers. Signed by author on front wrapper. Front wrapper loosening, boards lightly rubbed, bookplate of Charles Edwin Stratton on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 36 pp. 8vo. A monograph originally published in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, detailing the story of Christopher Gardiner and his flight from the consequences of a rather duplicitous romantic life. It became well-known enough that Longfellow based a poem on it, entitled The Landlord's Tale: The Rhyme of Sir ... View more info

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The March of Democracy: The Rise of the Union (Volume I)

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266170

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Volume 1 only of 2 volume set. No jacket, bookplate on front endpaper. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 428 pp. Volume 1 only of 2 volume set. CONTENTS: Discovery and Settlement; The Colonial System Takes Form; The Duel with France; American Life in 1763; The Insoluble Problems of the New Empire; The Revolution; The Federal Union Formed; The New Nation Gets Under Way; Jeffersonian Democracy; The Presidency of Jefferson; The War of 1812; The Era of Good Feeling; The Jacksonian Period; The Nation in Mid-Century; A Decade of Expansion, 1840-1850; ... View more info

Image for A Character of the Province of Maryland. Described in Four Distinct Parts. Also a Small Treatise on the Wild and Naked Indians (or Susquehanokes) of Maryland, Their Customs, Manners, Absurdities, and Religion. Together with a Collection of Historical Letters. A New Edition with an Introduction and Copious Historical Notes. (Gowans' Bibliotheca Americana. 5) [Mary-Land]

A Character of the Province of Maryland. Described in Four Distinct Parts. Also a Small Treatise on the Wild and Naked Indians (or Susquehanokes) of Maryland, Their Customs, Manners, Absurdities, and Religion. Together with a Collection of Historical Letters. A New Edition with an Introduction and Copious Historical Notes. (Gowans' Bibliotheca Americana. 5) [Mary-Land]

By: Alsop, George; Shea, John Gilmary

Price: $120.00

Publisher: William Gowans.: 1869

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2079685

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. Corners rubbed with minor loss, interior in exceptional condition. 1869 Large Hardcover. 125, 40 pp. 4to. 1869 reissue of 1666 original. Limited edition, one of 64 large paper copies. Includes Alsop's original work and historical notes by John Gilmary Shea, with Gowans' Catalogue of American Books No. 27 bound in following text. Reproductions of early portrait and map. Reissue of Sabin 963. Howes A-188. View more info

Image for Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

By: American Antiquarian Society; Manning, William; Hennepin, Lewis; Atwater, Caleb

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning: 1820

Seller ID: 2289649

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. 1820 Hard Cover. Sabin 1049. Includes large fold-out map of Ohio, 14 plates (7 folding). The first volume in a series printed 1820-1911. Includes: a preface about the contents of the volume; a list of the society's officers; an introduction regarding the origins of the society; Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. The last is illustrated by engravings of ancient fortifications, mounds, &c. from the actual survey (some of which are fold-out... View more info

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The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

By: Anderson, Fred

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2291960

ISBN: 0670034541

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. An exceptional copy. 2005 Hard Cover. A companion to a four-part PBS documentary series examines how the French and Indian War of the mid-eighteenth century had a definitive impact on history, tracing how it served to overturn the balance of power on two continents and laid the groundwork for the American Revolution. View more info

Image for The Colonial Period of American History, in Four Volumes: The Settlements (3 Vols.); England's Commercial and Colonial Policy

The Colonial Period of American History, in Four Volumes: The Settlements (3 Vols.); England's Commercial and Colonial Policy

By: Andrews, Charles M.; Labaree, Leonard W.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1934

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2048831

Condition: Very Good


1960-1964 printings, hardcover of first volume, paperbacks of 2-4. Spines of vols. 2-4 faded. 1934 Trade Paperback. xiv, 551; x, 407; xv, 354; xiii, 477 pp. A history of colonial America through 1700. Includes forewords by Leonard W. Labaree, and index following text of each volume. View more info

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Five Generations: Life and Letters of an American Family, 1750-1900

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few tears to spine head and foot, jacket price clipped. 1930 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 425, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes 23 plates. A collection of letters and diary entries spanning 150 years of American history and recounting the histories of numerous families and individuals. View more info

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The Pilgrim Story

By: Atwood, W.F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Memorial Press: 1940

Seller ID: 2266376

Condition: Very Good


Faint smudges to rear wrapper. 1940 Soft Cover. 74 pp. Includes woodcut illustrations. A concise history of the Pilgrims. View more info

Image for The Pilgrim Story: Being Largely a Compilation from the Documents of Governor Bradford and Governor Winslow, Severally and in Collaboration; Together with a List of Mayflower Passengers.

The Pilgrim Story: Being Largely a Compilation from the Documents of Governor Bradford and Governor Winslow, Severally and in Collaboration; Together with a List of Mayflower Passengers.

By: Atwood, William Franklin; Schreiber, Leo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Memorial Press: 1958

Seller ID: 2206546

Condition: Near Fine


Very faintly toned. 1958 Stapled Binding. 76 pp. In the following limited pages the writer attempts to present something of the conditions obtaining in England prior to the Departure, also something of the struggles, privations, courage and forbearance during the first years of the settlement at Plymouth. In so doing dependence is place particularly upon the contemporaneous writings of Bradford and Winslow, both members of the Mayflower party.KEYWORDS: AMERICAN HISTORY COLONIAL PILGRIM GOVERNOR BRADFORD WINSLOW MAYFLOWER MASSACHUSETTS PLYMOUTH View more info

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David Alden's Daughter and Other Stories of Colonial Times

By: Austin, Jane G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1892

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 2280442

Condition: Near Fine


Boards faintly toned. 1892 Hard Cover. viii, 316 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jane Goodwin Austin (February 25, 1831 - March 30, 1894) was an American writer, notable for her popular stories of the time. During her lifetime, she was the author of 24 books and numerous short stories.[2] Her friends throughout her life were some of the most well-known American authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott.[3] View more info

Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292461

ISBN: 0394515692

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Analyzes the movement of English emigrants to North America between 1773 and 1776. View more info

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Massasoit's Town, Sowams in Pokanoket: Its History, Legends, and Traditions

By: Baker, Virginia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Published by the Author: 1904

Seller ID: 2005865

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in gold slipcase and chemise. Minor loss from spine. 1904 Trade Paperback. 43 pp. Stapled binding, printed wrappers. A history of the town led by the sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy, who helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony and the starvation of its settlers. Sowams was a Native American village on the peninsula of Pokanoket (what is now known as Warren, Rhode Island), and site of an early trading post set up by the Plymouth Colony. View more info

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Tresor des Anciens Jesuites (Bulletin No. 153, No. 43 de la Serie Anthropologie)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Musee National du Canada: 1957

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276391

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to Hella Sachs and signed by author on title page. This volume was acquired from the personal library of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges rubbed. 1957 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 242 pp. French text. The title translates to 'Treasure of the Old Jesuits'. A study of artifacts left by the Jesuits, who colonized portions of Canada during the 17th century. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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The History of Massachusetts, in Three Volumes: The Colonial Period; The Provincial Period; The Commonwealth Period.

By: Barry, John Stetson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philips, Sampson, and Company / Published for the Author and for sale by His Agent, Henry Barry, at No. 20 Washington Street: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2006542

Condition: Good


First editions. Vol. I in fair condition with heavy wear to and significant loss from backstrip, front board nearly completely loose. Other two volumes good - front hinge of vol. II loose, front joint split, one gathering in vol. III sprung. With some restoration, this could be an attractive set. 1855 Hard Cover. xii, 516; xii, 514; xii, 468. pp. 8vo. An extensive history of Massachusetts from the time of Christopher Columbus through 1820. The final volume includes an extensive index and a large list of subscribers after the text. Sabin 3687. View more info

Image for Christopher Levett of York, the Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay. [with] A Voyage into New England, Begun in 1623. and ended in 1624. (The Gorges Society. V.)

Christopher Levett of York, the Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay. [with] A Voyage into New England, Begun in 1623. and ended in 1624. (The Gorges Society. V.)

By: Baxter, James Phinney; Levett, Christopher

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Gorges Society: 1893

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1981566

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition (unnumbered). Spine lightly creased with a few faint splits to backstrip, minor loss from spine head and edges. 1893 Trade Paperback. xii, 166 pp. Original wrappers. One of 200 copies. The last book published by The Gorges Society (one of only five publications), combining a biography of one of the earliest Maine colonists with his original 1628 memoirs. These include firsthand accounts of Native Americans, the countryside, and detailed descriptions of how Levett prospered. Not in Howes. Second work included is reprint of the 1628 original - with a facsimile of the title page -... View more info

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Genesee Valley Events: 1668-1986

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1986

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286756

ISBN: 0960813233

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate inside front wrapper. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 198 pp. An accomplished historian and storyteller, Irene Beale has gathered a rich double handful of Valley events that recall people happenings and lore through some three hundred years of Valley living. View more info

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Genesee Valley People 1743-1962

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286759

ISBN: 0960813217

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine slightly faded, ink gift note on copyright page. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 224 pp. These accounts of the lives of moer than fifty persons present authentic Genesee Valley history at its most readable. An introduction to the social history of the Valley, it is even more a parade across the years of memorable personalities. -from the rear board View more info

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Genesee Valley People 1743-1962

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2287967

ISBN: 0960813217

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint smudges to wrappers. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 224 pp. These accounts of the lives of moer than fifty persons present authentic Genesee Valley history at its most readable. An introduction to the social history of the Valley, it is even more a parade across the years of memorable personalities. --From the rear wrapper. View more info

Image for Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

By: Beall, Otho T.; Shryock, Richard H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1954 Hard Cover. ix, 241 pp. 8vo. A new perspective on the life of the prominent Puritan minister, focusing on his contributions to early American medicine, and providing the historical context of the medical world during his lifetime. Mather is remembered as among the first Americans to advocate inoculation against disease. View more info

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Sowams: With Ancient Records of Sowams and Parts Adjacent - Illustrated

By: Bicknell, Thomas W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Associated Publishers of American Records: 1908

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2005871

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #302 of an unspecified limitation. 1908 Hard Cover. vi, 194, [10] pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. A history of the town led by the sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy, who helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony and the starvation of its settlers. Sowams was a Native American village on the peninsula of Pokanoket (what is now known as Warren, Rhode Island), and site of an early trading post set up by the Plymouth Colony. Index follows text. View more info

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Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2260791

ISBN: 0684810603

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 553 pp. George Washington at Valley Forge, Benedict Arnold's treason at West Point, Corwallis's defeat at Yorktown--these are the characters and events most Americans remember from their high-school history lessons about the Revolutionary War. Yet the war itself is so removed from us in time, its villains and heroes so remote, that it fails to grasp the place in popular imagination occupied by the Civil War, the two World Wars, or even Vietnam. Benson Bobrick's fresh account of the Revolutionary W... View more info