Popular Books on American Revolutionary War

 

The revolutionary war fought in 1775-1783 was one of the greatest events ever held in the world history. It was the time when Britain lost its control from 13 states which later combined and called as we know –United States of America.

 

1776

The book is the result of the intense and detailed research on British and American documents and declarations which shows the life of people during that era. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, shapes, sizes, and color. There were many people, especially black who had been lost without any account of their life.

Read it For:
This book is famous for its chilling incidents that have been described very sensitively and perfectly. It is must-read the piece for the people who are interested in American Revolutionary War.
Don't Read it For:
Since the book is the result of research, there might be facts that went missing, and it might not be the very good choice for the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book was actually different because of the narration style as it wasn’t a personal account. Also, this book has been on the list of top 10 books on American Revolutionary War.

Johny Tremain

Johny Tremain is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. It tells about the incidents which led to the war. The story revolves a teenage boy Johny who is blacksmith by professions and loses his hand in an accident. Later part of the story shows how he witnesses the seeds of war turning into an actual one.

Read it For:
The book has been written for children, and the language is very simple to understand. Hence it will be liked by many readers.
Don't Read it For:
As the book has been written or children, it might not win the hearts of the adult readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The powerful illustrations along with the literature are something which makes this book stand out and gets it listed in popular books on American Revolutionary War.

Rise to Rebellion

Rise to rebellion is the masterpiece of Shaara where every event has been written with extra details. This book accounts for all the pre-war activities and the killings of numerous civilians which was a huge amount to believe.

Read it For:
The book has told how philosophers became fighters; ideas were their weapons and how the small scattered group of states turned into America as we know it today.
Don't Read it For:
The book has given written in a way that it takes all your concentration but the matter presented here is so intense that it might not be liked by the readers who prefer light content rather than the serious one.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of its detailing and the vivid explanations which also have managed to get this book in the list of top 10 best-selling books on American revolutionary war.

Almost a miracle

The book ‘Almost a Miracle’ has described all the events that had taken place in the eight years span of the war. The first bullet fired in Lexington to the surrender of the officials at the end of the war, all the details have been filed up very beautifully.

Read it For:
The vivid description of the events is something that everyone should read this book for. It has got every detail of the war.
Don't Read it For:
The book has all the details, but the description of the event may have few disturbing facts. This might not be liked by a section of readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been written in a style that it makes you feel that the events are actually happening in front of you. This makes the book stand out and get listed in popular books on American revolutionary war.
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Washington’s Crossing

This book is about the post-independence stories. It shows how the people refused to let the revolution die and it made way for George Washington. Many people started revolting against leftover British and German troops to leave the country completely.

Read it For:
The book has shown all the happenings and events of the War very precisely and detailing.
Don't Read it For:
the readers might not be very interested in knowing the post-war events and hence this book is not a good choice
What makes this book stand out?:
The book, unlike others, discusses the conditions which prevailed after the war but not during the war. This makes the book stand out from the crowd and makes it one of the best books on American revolutionary war.

My brother Sam is dead

The book ‘my brother Sam is dead’ is about a family who loses everything and faces terrible hardships to British rulers because of their decision to revolt against them.

Read it For:
The book gives the personal account and contents which are very intense and give you goose bumps while reading the book.
Don't Read it For:
The book, being a personal account, involves agony, fear, and pain which the family faced during the war. This might be disturbing at times and might not be liked by readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of its fabulous narration and heart-stopping storyline.

The Glorius Cause

The glorious cause is the book which has the panoramic briefings starting from the first war activity to the George Washington. This book ends with the scene where the constitution of Philadelphia is being formed in 1787.

Read it For:
Apart from all the other books, this book has shown the events with the most appropriation and details.
Don't Read it For:
the book is a perfect novel about revolutionary war, but it’s a quite long one which might make the reader feel bored.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book shows the point of view of Britishers too with the pain that Americans faced. Hence the book is out of the mainstream ones.

The ideological origins of the American Revolution

Unlike other writers who see the struggle for independence as a conflict because of some heavy ideologies, Joshua’s thoughts differ, and he explains his point very clearly.

Read it For:
the book has the explanations and picturization of the events very skillful, and the writer has made sure that the concentration of the reader binds till the end.
Don't Read it For:
The book has a very good writing style, but the language used here is a bit difficult for the reader to understand.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of its unique concept of the revolution.

April morning

The ‘April morning’ is set up in the background of the colonial America where a teenage boy who doesn’t like his father’s behavior, turns to walk on his father’s footprints. It starts with the argument of dad that anyone shall listen if the speaker has sense in his words. Later on, the boy realizes that his father was right.

Read it For:
the book shows the conditions of colonial America and at the same time the bond of a father with his son which grows strong at the end.
Don't Read it For:
The book shows the events very well, but it tends to be a bit lengthy and might not be very well interested in the reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has shown a family’s bond along with the colonial America which itself is the reason to make the book stand out of the crowd.

The radicalism of the American Revolution

Wood has tried to explain America’s condition not just on the basis of war but on the basis of societies which turned from feudal to democratic.

Read it For:
the language and the writing style make the book worth reading and spending time on.
Don't Read it For:
the book is not a very good choice of the people who want the matter to be light rather than intense.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the narration, and his portrayal of truth is amazing and unbelievable.

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