The War Before Independence, 1775-1776
Igniting the American RevolutionBook - 2016
Draws on new material from letters, diaries, and research to explore the events of 1775 and 1776, from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the conclusion of the Boston Campaign.
Continuing his previous book, Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775, Beck, an author who has served in the US Air Force, chronicles the years before the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the Revolutionary War during 1775 and 1776. He describes both Yankee and British perspectives on events of the early war, including the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Quebec, and the Boston Campaign. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck continues his exploration into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the new Revolutionary War.
The War Before Independence transports readers into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, with the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill a turning point in the Revolution and the snowy, wind-swept march to the frozen ground at the Battle of Quebec, ending with the exciting conclusion of the Boston Campaign. Meticulous research and new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research throws open the doors not only to familiar figures and faces, but also little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington.
Wonderfully detailed and stunningly layered, The War Before Independence brings America's early upheaval to a ferocious boil on both sides of the battlefield, and vividly captures the spirit of a fight that continues to inspire brave hearts today.