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Washington: National Park Service, 1956. Reprint. Wraps. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9.25 inches. vi, 26 pages, plus covers. Map. Illustrations. Bibliography. This is Number One of the National Park Service Source Book Series. Stamp on front cover. Minor cover wear and soiling. The story of the last great act in the drama of American Independence has been told many times, but never more vividly than in the works of the actors themselves. This booklet is an attempt to portray the crowning campaign of the American Revolution in the language of the participants. Cornwallis, commander of the British forces, and Tarleton, his dashing cavalry leader, have been called upon to describe scenes and events inside Yorktown, during the campaign which culminated in the surrender of Cornwallis's army and was followed by the abandonment of British efforts to reduce the revolting American colonies to their old allegiance. Washington, "Mad" Anthony Wayne, Surgeon Thacher, Count William de Deux-Ponts, and others recount for us American and French operations around Yorktown, for the most part in words penned while the events themselves were transpiring. Lafayette writes exultantly, on the heels of the surrender, that "the play is over," and Washington congratulates the army on its success.
New York: William Abbatt, 1901. New Edition, Limited Edition of 500 copies. This is number 153. Hardcover. , X, 401,  pages. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Illustration. Index. Errata and Addendum. Name of previous owner an date on title page. Cover worn. Some newspaper discoloration at page X/1. Top edge gilt. Hinges have some spring/weakness. The substance of the notes which are added to the text is derived from the Revolutionary records published by the various States, the chief histories of the Revolution, Mr. F. B. Heitman's List of Continental Officers, Balch's Our French Allies, and some few other authorities. William Abbatt (1851-1935) was an author, magazine publisher, and editor based in New York during the first half of the 20th century. His work concentrated on the American Revolution, and included several publications on John André and Benedict Arnold. First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on both the American and British sides. Of particular interest are his wartime interactions with British generals John Burgoyne and William Phillips, as well as Continental Army generals such as George Washington and Charles Lee. Heath's memoir also gives readers a detailed look at the constant struggles faced by the army, including food, supply, personnel and funding shortages, and presents an almost daily chronicle of the tribulations and successes experienced by patriot forces during the war.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Published Co., Inc., 1973. Reprint of the New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition of 1914, Second printing (after 1967 initial reprinting). Hardcover. 698,  pages. Minor soiling noted. Most of the material is presented in a two column format. The author lived between 1838 and 1926 and was noted for the reference works he produced. Robert Hendre Kelby (1847-1927) served as librarian to the New-York Historical Society from 1899 to 1920. The Continental Army was the army of the Thirteen Colonies and the Revolutionary-era United States. It was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, and was established by a resolution of Congress on June 14, 1775. The Continental Army was created to coordinate military efforts of the Colonies in their war for independence against the British, who sought to keep their American lands under control. General George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the army throughout the war. The Continental Army was supplemented by local militias and volunteer troops that were either loyal to individual states or otherwise independent. Most of the Continental Army was disbanded in 1783, after the Treaty of Paris formally ended the fighting. The 1st and 2nd Regiments of the Army went on to form what was to become the Legion of the United States in 1792. This became the foundation of what is now the United States Army. The officers of both the Continental Army and the state militias were typically yeoman farmers with a sense of honor and status and an ideological commitment to oppose the policies of the British Crown. The enlisted men were very different. They mainly came from the working class or minority groups (Irish, German, African American).
New York: Three Rivers Press. First Paperback Edition [stated]. Sixth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. viii, 472 pages. Occasional Footnotes. Sources and Guide for Further Reading. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. Arthur L. Herman (born 1956) is an American historian, currently serving as a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Herman received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University. He spent a semester abroad at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His 1984 dissertation research dealt with the political thought of early-17th-century French Huguenots. Herman taught at Sewanee: The University of the South, George Mason University, Georgetown and The Catholic University of America. He was the founder and coordinator of the Western Heritage Program in the Smithsonian's Campus on the Mall lecture series. His book, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, was a New York Times bestseller. In 2008, he added to his body of work Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001. First Paperback Edition [stated]. Fourth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. viii, 472 pages. Occasional Footnotes. Sources and Guide for Further Reading. Index. Signed by the author sticker on the front cover. Cover has minor wear and soiling. Signed by the author on the title page. Arthur L. Herman (born 1956) is an American historian, currently serving as a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Herman received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University. He spent a semester abroad at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His 1984 dissertation research dealt with the political thought of early-17th-century French Huguenots. Herman taught at Sewanee: The University of the South, George Mason University, Georgetown and The Catholic University of America. He was the founder and coordinator of the Western Heritage Program in the Smithsonian's Campus on the Mall lecture series. In 2008, he added to his body of work Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. His book, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, was a New York Times bestseller. The book was published as a hardcover in November 2001 by Crown Publishing Group and as a trade paperback in September 2002. Critics found the thesis to be over-reaching but descriptive of the Scots' disproportionate impact on modernity. In the American market, the trade paperback peaked at #3 on The Washington Post bestseller list, while in the Canadian market it peaked at #1. The book grew out of a class topic at the Smithsonian regarding intellectual life in Edinburgh in the 18th century. Herman was impressed by the fact that so many prominent individuals who had a significant impact on modernity had come from such a specific geographic location and time-frame.