A History of the American Revolution

By John R. Alden,

Book cover of A History of the American Revolution

Book description

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not coloured by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked A History of the American Revolution as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

If you want to read one comprehensive history of the Revolutionary War from start to finish, this is the book you should read. Alden has packed in all the important events and personalities from the French and Indian War through George Washington’s inauguration. It is the best, most richly detailed source I know for the remarkable story of how thirteen colonies defeated the world’s most powerful military and achieved something unprecedented  – an independent democratic republic.

Want books like A History of the American Revolution?

Our community of 11,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like A History of the American Revolution.

Browse books like A History of the American Revolution

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in the American Revolution, the French and Indian War, and George Washington?

11,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about the American Revolution, the French and Indian War, and George Washington.

The American Revolution Explore 237 books about the American Revolution
The French And Indian War Explore 19 books about the French and Indian War
George Washington Explore 56 books about George Washington