As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen year old Isabel wages her own fightfor freedom Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American
The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee
Johnny Tremain, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston, just before the Revolutionary War But even gripping than living through the drama of Revolutionary Boston is the important discovery Johnny makes in his own life.
In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own
Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation In the first full length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man
Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots
Informs our understanding of American politics then and now and gives us a new perspective on the unpredictable forces that shape history An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas
Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George
From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George
The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his
Eleven year old Abigail Jane Stewart records the despair and hope of the difficult winter between 1777 1778 when she witnessed George Washington readying his young soldiers on the frozen fields of Valley Forge.
Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican American War brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga of the men who
As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by eventsthat happened in a place I call home, I hope withthis book to give the secret six the credit they didn tget in life The Culper spies represent all the patrioticAmericans who give so much for their country but, because of the nature of their work,
In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from