The best books about the American Revolution

The Books I Picked & Why

Drums Along the Mohawk

By Walter D. Edmonds

Book cover of Drums Along the Mohawk

Why this book?

When I was a boy I picked up this book and the effect was life-changing. It carried me into the 18th century as an era of struggle, rugged determination, and individual liberty. Both informative and exciting, and written in a classic style, the book is a terrific experience of the times leading up to America’s War for Independence.


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Washington: A Life

By Ron Chernow

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Why this book?

I love history and this one is jam-packed with the fine details that make George Washington and his circle so much more interesting than the fact sheets in a history class. Chernow managed to put flesh and bones on an icon, making the engagement with this American hero a true encounter with a real man, his gravitas notwithstanding. Length aside, it was an enjoyable read but has also become an invaluable resource for the era.


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Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati

By Terry Melanson

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Why this book?

For years I’ve been fascinated by the political history of the world that parallels the U.S. experience. Turns out that secret societies plotted a course for the world and did their best to affect the American Revolution. While they had little success in that, their influence has risen through the globalism of today and Melanson documents the foundations with incredible research.


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To The Victor Go The Myths & Monuments: The History of the First 100 Years of the War Against God and the Constitution, 1776 - 1876, and Its Modern Impact

By Arthur R. Thompson

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Why this book?

The author meticulously follows the globalist movement from its ideological beginnings around the same time as the American Revolution until today. Contrasting the intentions of the founders with the schemes of today’s elites serves to sharpen the reader’s appreciation of why America could be special. If half of this book is correct, we’ve lots to be concerned about.


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Secret History of the American Revolution: An Account of the Conspiracies of Benedict Arnold and Numerous Others Drawn from the Secret Service Paper

By Carl Van Doren

Book cover of Secret History of the American Revolution: An Account of the Conspiracies of Benedict Arnold and Numerous Others Drawn from the Secret Service Paper

Why this book?

So much of history happens undercover. Few realize that the American Revolution would have failed were it not for the courage of forgotten spies, as well as mysterious, inexplicable behind-the-scenes surprises. In this book, we find specific ‘secrets’ unveiled that made a difference in the fight for independence. Well-researched, it’s an entertaining and informative read. Expect to blink your eyes and smile, and discover the soul of the patriots. 


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