Synopses & Reviews
Renowned historian Benson Bobrick has written a moving chronicle of the American Revolution for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest under British rule at the Boston Tea Party, to the treachery of Benedict Arnold at West Point, to George Washington's Christmas Eve surprise attack at the Battle of Trenton, to the British surrender at the Battle of Yorktown, andlt;Iandgt;Fight for Freedomandlt;/Iandgt; explores the war that created one independent nation out of thirteen diverse colonies. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Fight for Freedomandlt;/Iandgt; contains personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles of the many historical luminaries who were involved in America's fight for independence, such as George Washington, King George III, Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones, Thomas Jefferson, and Lord Cornwallis. Bobrick also explores the origins of colonialism in the New World, the roles women and Native Americans played during the American Revolution, the intricacies of building a new government, and the fate of those who remained loyal to the British crown after the onset of war. andlt;BRandgt; Bobrick's dynamic narrative is highlighted with many period oil paintings, political cartoons, and key campaign and battlefield maps, making andlt;Iandgt;Fight for Freedomandlt;/Iandgt; the ultimate book on the American Revolution for kids.
The renowned historian pens a passionate chronicle of the American Revolution for young readers that contains personal anecdotes from soldiers and profiles of the many historical luminaries involved. Includes period paintings, political cartoons, and campaign and battlefield maps.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Benson Bobrick andlt;/Bandgt;earned his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of several critically acclaimed works, including andlt;iandgt;Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired andlt;/iandgt;andandlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution.andlt;/iandgt; In 2002 he received the Literature Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He and his wife, Hilary, live in Vermont.