The titles listed here relate in some way to the history we explore. Generally the titles relate to the American Revolution (various perspectives), but we will add “Other Titles of Interest” at the bottom of the page, which relate to other eras, conflicts, and issues that may be of interest to you. We will continue to add to this list of both non-fiction  and creative non-fiction  titles, and encourage you to share titles you believe our community might enjoy. Most are readily available from your favourite bookseller, however, some are rare and may need to be sought through rare, out-of-print book dealers.

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The listing is simply for informational purposes. Listed in alphabetic order by title.


"In 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local  committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands­—achieved a  sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome.  These each added to the Revolution’s essential momentum so when the British finally attacked in great strength the following year, they could not regain the control they had lost in 1775. Analyzing the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, religion, and class, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with the same skill and insights he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics.  The result is a dramatic narrative brimming with original insights. 1775 revolutionizes our understanding of America’s origins."