American Revolution

General George Weedon: His Life and Times

From the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

The Day is Ours! An Inside View of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, November 1776 - January 1777 by William M. Dwyer.
A wonderful account based on the actual words and writings of the men who lived through those famed battles.

Duty, Honor, or Country: General George Weedon and the American Revolution by Harry M. Ward.
This is the only full-length biography of the general. Written by a well-regarded military historian, it is the single most important source for the modern researcher.

George III: A Personal History

By Christopher Hibbert

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A more thorough and evenhanded examination of George III's character than Americans usually see. An early chapter is devoted to an exploration of George III's father, Prince Frederick. Also available on audiocassette.

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The Winter Soldiers

By Richard M. Ketchum

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The classic account of the dark, early days of the Revolutionary War and the campaigns of 1776.

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The Day is Ours! An Inside View of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, November 1776 - January 1777

By William M. Dwyer

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A wonderful account based on the actual words and writings of the men who lived through those famed battles.

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The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide

By Bruce Ingram

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"This book reveals the best angling spots, every rapid and access point, and where the best wildlife and scenery are found. Every chapter begins with an historical anecdote chronicling the fascinating past of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock. Heroes of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars come alive in the tangible setting of these rivers. The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide will help create your own history on the river with all the information you need to plan and enjoy your trip."

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Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation

By Rhys Isaac

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the tale of the Rappahannock River plantation owner with excerpts from his diaries. The incongruity of Carter's support of the American Revolution and the rebellious attitudes of his own slaves makes for thought-provoking reading.

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Hanukkah at Valley Forge

By Stephen Krensky

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During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah and tells General George Washington the story of the Maccabees and the miracle that Hanukkah celebrates. Based on actual events.

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Yankee Doodle: A Revolutionary Tail

By Gary Chalk

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Original verses to "Yankee Doodle" depict such events from the American Revolution as the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, and the battle of Saratoga. Includes the traditional version of the song.
Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Chains

By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Sold as a slave to a Tory family in 1776, 13-year-old Isabel, struggling to free herself and her slow-witted younger sister, soon faces daunting choices. 

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Step into the Past with Patricia Beatty

Patricia Beatty made history fascinating with her tales of young men and women caught up in America's beginnings. She was a good researcher who felt out the roots of her stories, adding details to let the reader experience what life was like long ago. She researched in libraries but also drew on her own knowledge when creating her books.