Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews

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The End of the Tether

By Harold R. Thompson - Published 2017

Genres:

Military

In 1781, following six gruesome years of the American war of independence, two patriot brothers, Daniel and Joshua from Boston, are in Virginia battling ...Read Review

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

By Julia Quinn - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

Facing the probability of marriage to an oily and grasping cousin, Cecilia Harcourt escapes by sailing to America to search for her brother ...Read Review

How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution

By Tom Shachtman - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

From a secret meeting in Philadelphia to the Treaty of Versailles, Shachtman explores the story of French involvement in the American Revolution, focusing ...Read Review

Ashes: Seeds of America

By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This story, third in the Seeds of America series, picks up in June 1781 with escaped slaves Isabel and Curzon in South Carolina. It ...Read Review

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

By Melissa de la Cruz - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Young Colonel Alexander Hamilton works as secretary to General George Washington in Albany, New York, in 1777. Hamilton begs for a command of his ...Read Review

The Long Way Home

By Kevin Bannister - Published 2016

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Murphy Steele is not old enough to do a man’s work when he and Thomas Peters run away from their owner. They ...Read Review

George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster

By John A. Nagy - Published 2016

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

Nagy, the late historian, approached this book with a focus on facts, and with them he exploded some of the mythology surrounding Washington’...Read Review

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes

By Paul Staiti - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This well-researched and elegantly written art-historical study, which examines the role painting played in promoting the ideals of the American Revolution to contemporary ...Read Review

Grimm Patriot

By David W. Arndt - Published 2016

Genres:

Military

David Arndt’s debut novel, Grimm Patriot, follows young Joseph Grimm, who in 1775 decides to enlist in the newly-formed Continental Marines, leaving behind ...Read Review

Death at the Boston Tea Party: A John Rawlings Mystery

By Deryn Lake - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

When an actress, traveling under an aristocratic alias, falls to her death from the riggings of a ship in the wake of the ...Read Review