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The War Before Independence

ISBN: 9781492633099

By: Derek W. Beck

Published: 05/03/2016

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Description

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.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1: Commitment to War (Mid-May to October 1775)

Chapter 1: Mounting Tensions

Chapter 2: Seizing the Offensive

Chapter 3: Blows Must Decide

Chapter 4: Passing of Batons

Part 2: Crucible (October 1775 to Spring 1776)

Chapter 5: Struggles of Autumn

Chapter 6: Desperate Measures

Chapter 7: Battle amid the Blizzard

Chapter 8: A New Year Begins

Epilogue

Abbreviations

Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

About the Author

Excerpt

CHAPTER 1

Mounting Tensions

The great schism that had formed between Britons and Americans tore holes in friendships and families. One lady of Philadelphia wrote to a British officer in

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“I recommend The War Before Independence. Mr. Beck’s history is impeccable, his documentation thorough, and he tells an entertaining, vivid tale. I loved it.” - ...

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Specs

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 480 pages

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