Tories

Tories

Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

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Baker & Taylor
A history of the Americans who chose to side with the British in the American Revolution that sheds important new light on the little-known figures whose lives were forever changed because they remained faithful to their mother country.

HARPERCOLL

From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. The first book in over thirty years on this topic in Revolution War history, Tories incorporates new research and previously unavailable material drawn from foreign archives, telling the riveting story of bitter internecine conflict during the tumultuous birth of a nation.



Blackwell Publishing

From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. The first book in over thirty years on this topic in Revolution War history, Tories incorporates new research and previously unavailable material drawn from foreign archives, telling the riveting story of bitter internecine conflict during the tumultuous birth of a nation.



Baker
& Taylor

Traces the lives and experiences of Tories, the American colonists who sided with the British during the Revolutionary period, detailing their exploits on the battlefield and their mass migration to Canada after the war.
Traces the lives and experiences of Tories--also known as Loyalists, the American colonists who sided with the British during the Revolutionary period--detailing their exploits on the battlefield and their mass migration to Canada after the war. By the author of Remember Valley Forge. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins c2010
ISBN: 9780061241802
0061241806
Branch Call Number: 973.314 AL54t
Characteristics: xxiii, 468 p. ; 24 cm

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raydat51 May 25, 2012

Very well written. What I found interesting was how much of this I had learned about as a younger man through the historical fiction of Kenneth Roberts' Oliver Wiswell, a fictional account of the Revolution as seen through the eyes of a Loyalist. The brutality is a revelation for those who have a view of America's birth as something prosaic and noble. Great lesson; nothing like the birth of a country is clean and neat and someone always gets hurt. Those arguing for war should be required to read history such as this. It might make them think.

waterloo7171 May 03, 2012

Provides a good summary of what the Loyalists and those who opposed the Revolution had to endure. A worthwhile read to find out about this lesser known aspect of the Rev War. Not a comprehensive book however, and not recommended if you don't have a basic background of the Rev War.

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