Author: Stephen Brumwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521675383

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 598

In the last decade, scholarship has highlighted the significance of the Seven Years War for the destiny of Britain's Atlantic empire. This major 2001 study offers an important perspective through a vivid and scholarly account of the regular troops at the sharp end of that conflict's bloody and decisive American campaigns. Sources are employed to challenge enduring stereotypes regarding both the social composition and military prowess of the 'redcoats'. This shows how the humble soldiers who fought from Novia Scotia to Cuba developed a powerful esprit de corps that equipped them to defy savage discipline in defence of their 'rights'. It traces the evolution of Britain's 'American Army' from a feeble, conservative and discredited organisation into a tough, flexible and innovative force whose victories ultimately won the respect of colonial Americans. By providing a voice for these neglected shock-troops of empire, Redcoats adds flesh and blood to Georgian Britain's 'sinews of power'.
Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats

Author: Susan Provost Beller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822566557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 709

Using excerpts from diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and other primary sources, tells of the everyday lives of the soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War, for both the British and for the colonies.
British Redcoats

Author: Ann Weil

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429613101


Page: 32

View: 108

Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history.
Redcoats' Revenge

Author: David Fitz-Enz

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597976497

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 736

What if, on September 11, 1814, the United States had lost the close-run battle that Winston Churchill called the "most decisive" of the War of 1812? With a victory at Plattsburgh, would the British have eventually been able to regain control of their former colonies? Only one fleeting moment on Lake Champlain might have been needed to forever alter the young country's history and return it to the grip of King George III. Redcoats' Revenge brings the most successful field commander in history, the Duke of Wellington, to North America in 1814. A coalition of eight European countries has recently defeated Napoleon. With the emperor's threat to England eradicated, Wellington releases the most powerful military juggernaut for service in the Western Hemisphere. His audacious plan sends him and his avenging veteran redcoats plunging straight south from Lake Champlain toward New York City. In Washington, the streets crackle with tension at the news of British ships on the Chesapeake. The White House is promptly evacuated and the capital left undefended when a diversionary force approaches the city and chokes off Baltimore. President James Madison must now decide which of his generals is capable of successfully facing off with the Iron Duke. No friend of the tyrannical Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Madison finally agrees that he may be the only commander with any hope of matching Wellington. Redcoats' Revenge is a vivid montage of the personalities and battles--real and quite possible--of the War of 1812. With its clever and compelling premise, this exciting alternate history will enthrall readers and reveal just how close the United States was to becoming a British colony once again.
Never Mind the Redcoats

Author: Paul Wojnicki

Publisher: paul wojnicki



Page: 208

View: 597

A searing indictment of Britain's number one holiday camp, Never Mind the Redcoats is a controversial expose of what really happens "on camp" at Butlins.
British Redcoats

Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 9781600146275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 177

"Engaging images accompany information about British Redcoats. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
Loyalists and Redcoats

Author: Paul H. Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807839621

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 149

Focusing on the role of the American Loyalists in Great Britain's military policy throughout the Revolutionary War, this book also analyzes the impact of British politics on plans to utilize those colonists who remained faithful to the Crown. The capacity of the Loyalists to affect the war's outcome was directly tied to their projected role in British plans and their contribution can be understood only in relation to British efforts to organize them. Originally published in 1964. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Redcoats and Rebels

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844156993

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 667

This book provides a thorough introduction to the War of American Independence. Told with great authority and clarity the book describes and details the effects of each notable event from 1770 to 1781. The book examines each of the major battles and skirmishes but does not get bogged down in deep analysis of battle formations and strategies. Instead the book concentrates on the war as a whole and its political and ecomonic impacts on Britain and America and consequently how each commander's startegy was affected. The book is littered with anecdotes to give the reader a clearer understanding of how the war affected the lives of those involved.
Redcoats to Tommies

Author: Kevin Linch

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783276028

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 835

An examination of the lifecycle of soldiers, including enlistment, experiences of military life, the soldier's place in society and in politics, and military identity, memory and representation.
Patriots and Redcoats

Author: Steven Anthony Otfinoski

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491472309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 283

Powerful leaders emerged during the victories and defeats of the Revolutionary War. Meet the people who planned the battles, led the attacks, and shaped the war between the Patriots and the Redcoats. Perfect for Common Core studies on analyzing multiple accounts of an event.
Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Author: Robert J. Skead

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310748366

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 147

In book one of the American Revolutionary War Adventures historical fiction series, readers ages 8-12 can experience the Revolutionary War firsthand in this novel based on actual events. When their father is injured, twins John and Ambrose must deliver a crucial secret message to General George Washington, facing danger from both the war raging around them and a British soldier who is hot on their trail. In addition to bringing alive America’s war for independence, including information on the Culper Spy Ring that helped turn the war for the Colonies, Patriots, Redcoats, and Spies: Teaches kids about the Revolutionary War from a kid’s perspective Is packed with historical information that is entertaining and educational Contains discussion questions, backgrounds on the real-life historical persons featured in the book, and a glossary of key terms Can be used alongside school curriculum and as a homeschool resource When their Revolutionary War patriot father is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, it falls to 14-year-old twins John and Ambrose to deliver the secret message their dad was carrying to General George Washington. As the boys set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, they discover the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles—including the man who shot their father, who is determined to stop the message no matter what.