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Old 22 Nov 08, 07:46
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Originally Posted by Mike Duffy View Post
I think most of my favorites have already been mentioned, but here are a few not listed yet:

A New Age Now Begins by Page Smith. 2 vol. Huge and encyclopedic but extremely readable and well written.

Rebels and Redcoats by Scheer and Rankin and Spirit of '76 by Henry Cammanger Steele (I think). Best for long passages from sontemporary sources

Redcoats and Rebels by Christopher Hibbert. The British story.

Battles of the American Revolution by Col. Henry Carrington. Written about 125 years ago, Carrington's work is still the best study of the strictly military aspects of the war.
Can't beat Carrington for the military aspects. I would add Boatner's encyclopedia of the revolution, the best ARW encyclopedia IMHO.

I didn't find Page Smith encyclopedic--not enough detail on the numbers, losses, OBs, etc.
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