The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States) 0195162471

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“This is narrative history at its best, written in a conversational and engaging style…. A major revision and expansion of a popular history of the American Revolutionary period.”–Library Journal

“A tour de force. Middlekauff has the admirable ability to capture historical truths in vivid images and memorable phrases…. Middlekauff’s empathy enhances this massive book’s cumulative power. The cause was glorious; the book is too.”–Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World

“The reader in search of a wide-ranging overview of the Revolution would be better off turning to any number of earlier books (from Trevelyan’s classic ‘American Revolution’ to more recent works like ‘The Glorious Cause’ by Robert Middlekauff).”–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, in a review of 1776

Acclaim for the First Edition: “One of the best one-volume accounts of the Revolutionary war.”–The New York Times “A striking success. Middlekauff is both elegant and eloquent. Whether he is describing the making of British policy, or sketching the character of Washington or Pitt, or explaining why Daniel Morgan positioned the American troops at Hannah’s Cowpens so retreat would be impossible, he does in a few paragraphs or pages what others might struggle through a chapter to get right.”–The New Republic “A first-class narrative history. There is probably no history of the Revolution that better combines a full account of the military course of the war with consideration of all the other forces shaping the era.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Middlekauff’s energy and clarity often make us read as eagerly as if we did not know how this struggle will come out.”–The New Yorker “Writing with a grace and clarity that recall Samuel Eliot Morison, Middlekauff gives us classic entry into the critical period of American history.” –The Los Angeles Times “His narrative account goes along at a fast pace. He moves with agility from profound political and philosophical disputes of the period to the scenes of battle and the problems of military strategy. A welcome addition to the history of the Revolution.” –The Washington Post Book World

“First-rate narrative history–one can hardly imagine a better one-volume introduction to the period. Graced with plentiful illustrations, gracefully written and long enough (at nearly 700 pages) to afford ample attention to detail, this book is highly recommended to the general reader.” –Newsday

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States) 0195162471

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States) 0195162471

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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States),Robert Middlekauff,Oxford University Press, USA,History: American,Confederation, 1783-1789,Revolution, 1775-1783,United States,History – Military / War,United States – History – Confederation, 1783-1789,United States – History – Revolution, 1775-1783,History,c 1700 to c 1800,History / Military / United States,History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775),History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800),American history: c 1500 to c 1800,History of specific subjects,History of the Americas,Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,War & defence operations,Military – United States,United States – Colonial Period,United States – Revolutionary War,USA,Military History

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