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First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

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ISBN13: 9780345336675
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"Narrative history in the great tradition . . ." Chicago Tribune

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and bestselling author Barbara W. Tuchman analyzes the American Revolution in a brilliantly original way, placing the war in the historical context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland. This compellingly written history paints a magnificent portrait of General George Washington and recounts in riveting detail the events responsible for the birth of our nation.

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Tuchman turns to America with a fresh new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to the American Nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later--the moment that inaugurated the existence of a new nation, and announced the coming of a democratic age to the Old World. 8 pages of color, 8 pages of photos, 7 maps.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-307).

About the Author

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.

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Gold Gato, November 18, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Tuchman delivers a history of the American Revolution with a perspective on repercussions for Europe. She sees the War of American Independence as the beginning of the modern Western world, where inflamed passions would presage the upheavals of the nineteenth century. She makes an excellent example of France, which in coming to the aid of the colonists, basically bankrupted herself and set the stage for her own revolution, just around the corner.

Given the large sweep of history to be explored, Barbara Tuchman also finds time to focus on individuals, such as George Washington and Lord Cornwallis. While I have always found the author rather dry, I nevertheless enjoyed her telling of the saga. The Americans had some rather eccentric leaders and the most amazing part is that they somehow managed to work together to achieve one objective.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345336675
Author:
Tuchman, Barbara W.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Tuchman, Barbara W.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Campaigns.
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Subject:
history;american revolution;american history;revolutionary war;non-fiction;18th century;usa;america;military;military history;revolution;american;us;us history;naval history;george washington;politics;war
Subject:
history;american revolution;american history;revolutionary war;non-fiction;18th century;usa;america;military;military history;revolution;us;american;us history;naval history;george washington;war;politics;naval
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
87-340 V
Publication Date:
September 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8-PP B/W PHOTO SECTIONS; 6 MAPS
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1 in 1 lb

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Product details 448 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345336675 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tuchman turns to America with a fresh new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to the American Nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later--the moment that inaugurated the existence of a new nation, and announced the coming of a democratic age to the Old World. 8 pages of color, 8 pages of photos, 7 maps.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-307).
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