Born in South Carolina, 15-year-old Francis Marion signed up become a sailor on a doomed ship. He fought in the French and Indian War and became known for his guerilla-style fighting in the American Revolution. He often squared off with the hated British commander Banastre Tarleton.
"The author presents a comprehensive account of the life George Washington beginning with his growing-up years and continuing to his retirement years as a farmer. The book includes many little-known details....The book is a well-organized, informative work that middle school students can easily understand." (Amazon.com)
At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Tallmadge, a young school headmaster, joins George Washington's army and becomes one of his most trusted officers. The author employed many primary sources, including Tallmadge's memoirs, to retell the story of this early American soldier and spy.
"What was it like for George Washington and his troops as they crossed the Delaware River in a ferocious snowstorm late in the evening of Christmas Day 1776? How did sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rally her father's militia to battle the British? What did Peter Brown do as cannon fire exploded all about him during the Battle of Bunker Hill? How did James Armistead, a slave in Virginia, spy for Lafayette and the Americans during the Revolution and win his freedom? These are only some of the people you will read about in Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution. Doreen Rappaport and Joan Verniero vividly transport readers to the years of the American Revolution through the actions of real people -- some famous and others not yet known." (From the publisher's description)
Ethan Allen -- Crispus Attucks -- Lydia Darragh -- Nathan Hale -- Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays -- Thomas Jefferson -- John Paul Jones -- Thomas Paine -- Paul Revere -- Haym Salomon -- Deborah Sampson -- George Washington.
Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution. Loads of primary source quotes presented in speech bubbles help provide a full account of the birth of the United States, offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic. (From the publisher's description)