Book Review: The New American Revolution Handbook: Facts and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, 1775-1783


by Theodore Savas & J. David Dameron

New York: Savas Beatie, 2010. Pp. viii, 160. Illus., maps, tables, biblio. $14.95 paper. ISBN: 1932714936

Although entries are relatively short, in this work veteran military historians Savas and Dameron provide a useful overview of the war and it backgrounf, and often dip into areas usually overlooked in similar works.  So in addition to the standard entries on people, ships, places, and battles, we also find material on military institutions and organization, changing command structures, and the roles of the allies of both sides, including French, Spanish, Dutch, and, of course the Hessians and the Indians, in addition to much else besides. 

A useful reference for just about anyone with an interest in the Revolutionary War, The New American Revolution Handbook is also an excellent “first book” for a curious younger reader.
Reviewer: A. A. Nofi, Review Editor   

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