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Published: 03 April 2009

696 Pages | 41 halftones, 20 maps

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195382921

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Almost A Miracle

The American Victory in the War of Independence

John Ferling

  • Award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of the Revolutionary War, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication
  • Offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph and vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown
  • Paints sharp-eyed portraits of the key figures in the war, including General Washington and other American officers and civilian leaders
  • Examines the many faceless men who soldiered, often for years on end, braving untold dangers and enduring abounding miseries, and explains why they served and sacrificed