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Subject: Rev War Era
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 1:35 AM ET
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Anyone have any good reccomendations set in the Rev war era? :)
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 7:50 AM ET
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I liked the book Long Knife by James Alexander Thom. It is the story of George Rogers Clark, the older brother of William Clark (Lewis and Clark expedition).

Thom also wrote From Sea to Shining Sea about Lewis and Clark. I also thought that was a good book.

Date Posted: 10/20/2007 1:45 PM ET
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Citizen Washington - William Martin

Dark Eagle: A Novel of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution - John Ensor Harr

Shadowbrook: A Novel of love, War, and the birth of America - Beverly Swerling

Love and Honor - Randall Wallace  - This one covers the events leading up to the American Revolution

If you're interested in any non-fiction, these two books are very readable.

1776 - David McCullough

The First Salute: A View if the Am Revolution -  Barbara W. Tuchman

Date Posted: 10/20/2007 2:26 PM ET
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Thanks I am gonna be adding those to my wish list :) Keep em coming!
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 10:28 PM ET
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This was pretty good, except for the quilting part:

Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence

http://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2007/08/15/historical-fiction-hearts-and-bones/

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 9:08 AM ET
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Oh,,,how could I have forgotten the Jeff Shaara books?!

The Glorious Cause and Rise to Rebellion, both great books!

Another good one:  Redcoat Author: Bernard Cornwell Rating: item_rating("9780061012648","8","0","1"); Book Type: Mass Market Paperback



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Date Posted: 10/21/2007 9:12 AM ET
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Do a search for American Revolution, literature & fiction. There are over 100 books shown, some of which sound very good. I kind of wish I hadn't looked, trying to save credits!

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 1:58 PM ET
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LOL yeah I am trying to cut down on shipping my TBR is huge..but i cant help myself. Thanks :) I am gonna look when I get back from the theatre.
Date Posted: 10/23/2007 10:34 AM ET
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His Excellency George Washington was a good read.

I have 1776, but haven't read it yet.

I also really liked the Interpreter by Robert Moss and Firekeeper, also by Robert Moss - It's set in the Revolutionary period, but it also deals with the Mohawk Indian tribes. I love these.

 

 



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