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American Revolution 1763-1789 The birth of a new nation - to commence at the Proclaimation of 1763 to the end of the Articles of Confederation.

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There are a lot of good books on the American Revolution, too. One of them is The Day the American Revolution Began: 19 April 1775, which does a play-by-play of the whole day (starting the night before) and then lists the days that the word of the Battles of Lexington and Concord reached the major cities of the colonies.

Another good book, but one I have only heard (unabridged) on cassette, is Sergeant Lamb's America. In this book, an Irish conscript, who really existed, is brought to the Americas to suppress our revolution. Based on his life and historical facts, this novel provides realism for a British soldier fighting the Continentals.

What are your favorite books on the War of the American Revolution?

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If there are a lot of good book on the American Revolution then how is it that most people - including most of these historians - don't know who was the first peson to suggest that we declare our Independence from England which resulted, I might add, in one of the greatest works of Literature in the History of the World called the Declaration of Independence.

If you can't answer that question then its time to go back to school...
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If there are a lot of good book on the American Revolution then how is it that most people - including most of these historians - don't know who was the first person to suggest that we declare our Independence from England which resulted, I might add, in one of the greatest works of Literature in the History of the World called the Declaration of Independence.

If you can't answer that question then its time to go back to school...
The answer to that question is General Charles Lee in a letter to Patrick Henry...
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While I agree that Gen. Charles Lee was among the first I'd hesitate to categorically state that he, or anyone, "was the first person to suggest that we declare our Independence."
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While I agree that Gen. Charles Lee was among the first I'd hesitate to categorically state that he, or anyone, "was the first person to suggest that we declare our Independence."
I wouldn't - they started his court martial on July 4th for that reason...
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Just finished Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader by Robert Middlekauff

I've had it 14 weeks and just finished it up right before I have to take it back to the library. But I kept at it because it presented the Revolution from Washington's perspective of leading the army, providing for the army, dealing with the Congress (which must have been extraordinarily difficult), dealing with the French Army and Navy, and at the very end heading off a rebellion of his officers over late pay and the issue of pensions, which if it had come to fruition would have lost the Revolution.
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