Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

By: Christopher Hibbert

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The story of this war has usually been told in terms of a conflict between blundering British generals and their rigidly disciplined red-coated troops on the one side and heroic American patriots in their homespun shirts and coonskin caps on the other. In this fresh, compelling narrative, Christopher Hibbert portrays the realities of a war that raged the length of an entire continent a war that thousands of George Washington's fellow countrymen condemned and that he came close to losing. Based on a wide variety of sources and alive with astute character sketches and eyewitness accounts, "Redcoats and Rebels" presents a vivid and convincing picture of the "cruel, accursed" war that changed the world forever. 16 pages of illustrations. "Hibbert combines impeccable scholarship with a liveliness of style that lures the reader from page to page." "Sunday Telegraph"

Title: Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.95

Categories: American Revolution,

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 2002

ISBN Number: 0-393-32293-9

ISBN Number 13: 9780393322934

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 412 pages, 6 x 8, paperback, W. W. Norton

Seller ID: 322939

Description: The story of this war has usually been told in terms of a conflict between blundering British generals and their rigidly disciplined red-coated troops on the one side and heroic American patriots in their homespun shirts and coonskin caps on the other. In this fresh, compelling narrative, Christopher Hibbert portrays the realities of a war that raged the length of an entire continent-a war that thousands of George Washington's fellow countrymen condemned and that he came close to losing.

About Author
Christopher Hibbert is an acclaimed popular historian whose many wide-ranging works include The English: A Social History, 1066-1945. He lives in England.

Reviews
"Outstanding....Hibbert has an eye for character and a gift for bringing to life the impact of small-minded incompetents on the wide sweep of history."— Associated Press

Based on a wide variety of sources and alive with astute character sketches and eyewitness accounts, Redcoats and Rebels presents a vivid and convincing picture of the "cruel, accursed" war that changed the world forever. 16 pages of illustrations. "Hibbert combines impeccable scholarship with a liveliness of style that lures the reader from page to page."—Sunday Telegraph