American Revolution

Local Doctor's Hours of Heroism

The time was sunset on Sept. 23, 1779. A full moon was rising. The place was the bloody deck of John Paul Jones’ ship the Bon Homme Richard. There a young Spotsylvanian named Laurence Brooke would show the stuff of which heroes are made.  At age 21, he was the lone surgeon on the Bon Homme Richard as it engaged the 50-gun HMS Serapis in the North Sea off Scarborough, England. The burning Serapis surrendered after a 3 1/2-hour battle during which John Paul Jones proclaimed: “I have not yet begun to fight!”

Martha Washington: An American Life

Patricia Brady

"Martha Custis was an attractive, wealthy widow and the mother of two young children when she agreed to marry again in 1759 and begin a new life as Martha Washington. For the next forty-one years, Martha was not only her husband's beloved partner, but also the absolute mainstay of his increasingly powerful and stressful life. Far from the kindly frump of popular mythology, Brady has discovered a decisive, indomitable woman who contributed greatly to the character of the new country in war and peace." (Book Description)

9780143037132
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American Revolution

By Stuart Murray

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"It's all here in this ultimate visual guide that show you how it really was. See a continental solder's musket, a spy's hollow "silver bullet", Washington's sword, a bullet-riddled battle flag, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence. Learn why Washington was commander-in-chief, how the Declaration of Independence was written, how Benedict Arnold was at first a patriot hero, how solders were drilled, who the Loyalists were, how France helped win American liberty. Discover how Betsy Ross sewed the Stars and Stripes, the secrets of spies and traitors, why it was Breed's not Bunker Hill, why King George admired Washington, why Yorktown was not the end of the Revolution, and much, much more."
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The Story of the Surrender at Yorktown

By Zachary Kent

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Recounts the last military campaign of the Revolutionary War which culminated in the surrender of Cornwallis' men to the French and Americans in 1781.

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John Paul Jones

By Scott Ingram

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Contents: From apprentice to master -- From fugitive to lieutenant -- Early years of a new navy -- Across the Atlantic -- The wait and the great battle -- A forgotten hero.
John Paul Jones has a Fredericksburg connection through his family.
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Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution

By David C. King

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Examines the life of the brilliant general who became America's most infamous Revolutionary War traitor.

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Welcome to Felicity's World, 1774

By Catherine Gourley

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Provides an in-depth look at daily life and historical events in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War, including home life, work, medicine, and play.

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Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War

By George Erdosh

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Describes the kinds of foods commonly consumed by colonists, including soldiers, during the time of the American Revolutionary War. The recipes have been adapted for families to try together.
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The World Turned Upside Down: George Washington and the Battle of Yorktown

By Richard Ferrie

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This examination of the events surrounding the pivotal Revolutionary War battle that led to the defeat of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia, focuses on the central role of General George Washington.

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Come All You Brave Soldiers : Blacks in the Revolutionary War

By Clinton Cox

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Tells the story of the thousands of black men who served as soldiers fighting for independence from England during the American Revolutionary War.

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