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Founding Brothers

Book #28: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis

The Revolutionary era was an important and iconic era of our history.  And with 200 years of retrospection, it is often easy to romanticize the constitutional era and believe that it was a period of ideological clarity and political unanimity.   92 more words


The Two Spies

Title:                      The Two Spies

Author:                 Morton Pennypacker

Pennypacker, Morton (1930). The Two Spies: Nathan Hale and Robert Townsend. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 67 more words

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I, Benedict Arnold

Title:                      I, Benedict Arnold

Author:                Cornel Adam Lengyel

Lengyel, Cornel Adam (1960). I, Benedict Arnold: The Anatomy of Treason. Garden City, NY: Doubleday

LCCN:    60015181… 73 more words

Revolutionary War

trackback thursday: the end of the revolutionary war

On October 19, 1781, the British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington in Yorktown, Virginia.

The Siege of Yorktown, otherwise known as the Battle of Yorktown, was a decisive win for the continental troops, assisted by the French (commanded by Comte de Rochambeau). 195 more words


The Battle of Yorktown, 1781: Cornwallis's Surrender

Today (Oct. 19) in 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to American forces at Yorktown in Virginia.  It was not technically the end of the American Revolution. 150 more words

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Victory at Yorktown!

On October 19, 1781, British General Charles, Lord Conwallis surrendered his army of more than 8,000 men to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. Cornwallis’s action brought an end to a siege which had lasted nearly two weeks.   388 more words

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Famous American Spies

Title:                      Famous American Spies

Author:                 Rae Foley

Foley, Rae (1962). Famous American Spies. New York: Dodd, Mead

LCCN:    62009208

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