Author: Bruce Bliven, Jr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: 18th century American Colonies, Revolutionary War; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. The British army was bigger and better trained. Food and guns were scarce. But George Washington's ragged army fought for and won the freedom and independence we cherish to this day. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the tale of our country's fight for independence is brought to life in fast-moving, dramatic detail.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, As Far As the Eye Can Reach: Lewis & Clark's Westward Quest, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and the Mongul Hordes, Gettysburg, Joan of Arc, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Vikings, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation.