Book Reviews: American Revolution

These are links to reviews from all over the blogosphere.  Not all are participants in the challenge, but all participant reviews featured on War Through the Generations are linked here.

We are continually adding to this page, so if you’ve written a  review about an American Revolution book and would like it linked here, please email us at warthroughgenerations at


American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis [reviewed by Canadian Bookworm, Matt’s Book Blog]

American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People by T.H. Breen [reviewed by Stone Fort Consulting]

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

April Morning by Howard Fast [reviewed by Jules’ Book Reviews, Scrappy Cat]

Ariel Bradley: Spy for General Washington by Lynda Durrant [reviewed by Rebecca Reads]


Beside Two Rivers by Rita Gerlach [reviewed by A Well-Watered Garden]

Beyond the Valley by Rita Gerlach [reviewed by A Well-Watered Garden]

Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Forging of the Presidency by Logan Beirne [reviewed by Bookworm’s Dinner]

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick [reviewed by A Bookish Affair, Rhapsody in Books]


A Catch of Consequence by Diana Norman [reviewed by Scrappy Cat]

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson [reviewed by The Children’s War, Diary of an Eccentric, Savvy Verse & Wit, Scrappy Cat]

Common Sense by Thomas Paine [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy [reviewed by Book Snob]


The Declaration of Independence & The Constitution of the United States [reviewed by Impressions In Ink]



Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence by Bernard Bailyn [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog, Rebecca Reads]

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts [reviewed by Avid Series Reader]

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson [reviewed by Savvy Verse & Wit]

Forgotten Patriots: An Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War by Edwin G. Burrows [reviewed by Bookworm’s Dinner]

The Fort by Bernard Cornwell [reviewed by Canadian Bookworm, Jules’ Book Reviews]

Friends of Liberty by Bernice Gormley [reviewed by The Children’s War]


George Washington’s Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army by Harry M. Ward [reviewed by Stone Fort Consulting]

George Washington: The Crossing by Jack E. Levin [reviewed by WildmooBooks]

The Glorious Cause by Jeff Shaara [reviewed by Sue Carey]


Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War Trail in Western Massachusetts by Bernard A. Drew [reviewed by Stone Fort Consulting]



Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys [reviewed by Diary of an Eccentric, A Bookish Affair, The Calico Critic, Library of Clean Reads, Luxury Reading, The Maiden’s CourtSavvy Verse & Wit, Unabridged Chick, Under The Boardwalk]

The Jeffersonian Transformation: Passages From The ‘History’ by Henry Adams [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes [reviewed by Books and Movies]



The Life and Times of Captain N. by Douglas Glover [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

The Loyalist’s Wife by Elaine Cougle.r [reviewed by Unabridged Chick]


Masquerade: The Life & Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier by Alfred F. Young [reviewed by Annie’s Book Reviews]

The Minutemen and Their World by Robert A. Gross [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier [reviewed by Beauty is a Sleeping Cat, Sue Carey]


New York by Edward Rutherfurd [reviewed by Canadian Bookworm]

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin [reviewed by The Maiden’s Court]



Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 by Elizabeth A. Fenn [reviewed by PLS Carney]

The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume I) by M.T. Anderson [reviewed by Creative Mischief, Scrappy Cat]



The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savery [reviewed by Nevada Living]

Regulated for Murder by Suzanne Adair [reviewed by Canadian Bookworm, Savvy Verse & Wit]

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence by Carol Berkin [reviewed by Bookworm’s Dinner]

A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis [reviewed by Devourer of Books, Rhapsody in Books, WildmooBooks]

Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara [reviewed by Scrappy Cat]


Sealed With Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America by Sarah J. Purcell [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

1776: Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming [reviewed by Man of la Book]

1781: The Decisive Year of the Revolutionary War by Robert L. Tonsetic [reviewed by Stone Fort Consulting]

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party:  Memory and the American Revolution by Alfred F. Young [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians by Patrick Malone [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America by Peter Andreas [reviewed by Bookworms’ Dinner]

Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye [reviewed by Bookworms’ Dinner]

Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi [reviewed by Books and Movies, The Children’s War]


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham [reviewed by Booking Mama, Luxury Reading]

The Turncoat by Donna Thorland [reviewed by The Adventures of an Intrepid ReaderBooks and MoviesBookworm’s Dinner, Diary of an EccentricGirl Lost in a Book…, Jules’ Book Reviews, Luxury Reading, The Maiden’s Court, Savvy Verse & Wit, Under The Boardwalk]




The War that Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle Over American History by Jill Lepore [reviewed by Matt’s Book Blog]

The Winter of Red Snow: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America) by Kristiana Gregory [reviewed by Becky’s Book Reviews, Jayne’s Books]

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen [reviewed by Books and Movies]




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