Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thirteen Thursday # 29: Books on the American Revolution

In keeping with the theme of this being the week of July 4th and the birthday of our country I decided to list 13 books. I was talking in another post about my collection of growing biographies of American Presidents and I mentioned that the American Revolution is a particular favorite of mine to read about. So I thought I'd list 13 books I have about the American Revolution.

1. 1776 by David McCullough
2. Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
3. A Leap Into The Dark by John Ferling
4. Angel in the Whirlwind by Benson Bobrick
5. Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
6. America Afire by Bernard A. Weisberger
7. To Begin the World Anew by Bernard Bailyn
8. Inheriting the Revolution by Joyce Appleby
9. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
10. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
11. Benedict Arnold by Willard Sterne Randall
12. Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer
13. Patrick Henry by Norine Dickson Campbell

7 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

I'm not sure if people have heard of this but "Ideological Origins of the American Revolution" is one of the best works on the subject. As a historian, it's important not to just know what happened, but to see the larger patterns and to see things in terms of cause and effect.

JohnH985 said...

I haven't heard of the book but will look for it. It sounds interesting.

Starrlight said...

Great List of books. 1776 is a must read in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by!

crazy working mom said...

Very nice list! Hope you had a great Thursday.

Thanks for dropping by today, and have a nice weekend.

Travis said...

Excellent list. I can use this to beef up my own selections for this period in history.

Do you have "George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution" by Robert Leckie? This is a book that, as Stewart suggests, delves into the why's and wherefore's, as well as being a comprehensive text on the Revolution.

JohnH985 said...

Travis
No I don't have that book. I'll have to look for it the next time I'm at the bookstore. Thanks for the reccomendation.

Lady Jane said...

What a fabulous list! I don't think I have read any of them, but I will keep them in mind. One of my favorite American Revolution books is Our Sacred Honor: The Stories, Letters, Songs, Poems, Speeches, and Hymns That Gave Birth to Our Nation by William J. Bennett. It is fantastic.

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