Revolutionary America

What’s new about the American Revolution? How do the Founding Fathers measure up today? Find out at the Lititz Public Library.

Jefferson : Architect of American LibertyJefferson: Architect of American Liberty by John B. Boles
Follow Jefferson from his early success as a student and lawyer in Virginia through his drafting of the Declaration of Independence, travels in Europe and ascent to the presidency.

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America by Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams
An unlikely collaboration between two incompatible characters protected the future of the republic.

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
After his retreat from New York City in August 1776, Washington rallied thanks to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes by Paul Staiti
Painted images of founding statesmen, dramatic battle scenes and Revolutionary events provided visual shape to the new concept of leadership and government.

Declaration : The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When American Became Independent, May 1 – July 4, 1776 by William Hogeland
As late as May 1776, the Continental Congress had no plans to break away from England but a group of activists plotted to bring about American independence.

Martha Washington: An American Life by Patricia Brady
The widowed mother of two children became George Washington’s partner and a mainstay in his stressful life.

Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It by John Ferling
A chronicle of events and viewpoints, from the end of the French and Indian War to the final departure of British troops from New York City, illustrates the forces that drove Americans in their revolt.

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis
During the summer months of 1776, with the British dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic, the Continental Congress and Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run as history unfolded around them.

Bunker Hill : A City, a Siege, a RevolutionBunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
The experiences of patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington and British General William Howe provide an account of the Boston battle that ignited the Revolution.

Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution by Joel Richard Paul
Three men joined forces to smuggle weapons and supplies from France to New England just in time for the crucial Battle of Saratoga, which turned the tide of the Revolution.

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Four years after he postponed the British naval advance down Lake Champlain, Washington’s favorite general fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender West Point to the British.

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick K. O’Donnell
In August 1776, a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment known as the “Immortal 400” allowed Washington to evacuate his men from defeat at the Battle of Brooklyn.

The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation by Thomas Fleming
The two former friends’ disagreements about the office of president, foreign policy, the role of merchants and farmers in the republic and the durability of the union influenced the next two centuries of history.

June 23, 2017