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The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America’s Struggle for Independence from Great Britain

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the American Revolution

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In an era where political discourse is becoming increasingly polarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’s foundation.

This captivating history book presents a general outline of the American Revolution, focusing largely on the period between the outbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. In homage to the original thirteen colonies, the book is divided into thirteen chapters.

Chapter 1 outlines the context of the Thirteen Colonies as British colonial possessions.

Chapters 2-4 deals with American responses to British attempts to raise taxation in the Thirteen Colonies.

Chapter 5 assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the American and British armies at the outbreak of the war, and how these dynamics shifted over the course of the conflict.

Chapters 6-10 cover the period of military hostilities from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781.

Chapters 11 and 12 cover the uneasy period of peace during which the central government was unable to resolve disputes between individual states, and the results that came from this.

Chapter 13 briefly outlines the key debates and themes that would run through American history in the half-century following the adoption of the Constitution.

This book seeks to remind readers that the United States was created by a set of founding fathers who had competing visions, but shared a common set of principles dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

In The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America’s Struggle for Independence from Great Britain, you will discover topics such as

  • Colonial America
  • The Seven Years’ War and Its Consequences
  • Taxation Without Representation
  • The Road to War
  • David Versus Goliath
  • Independence
  • Washington on the Ropes
  • The International Dimension
  • War in the South
  • Surrender at Yorktown
  • An Imperfect Union
  • A More Perfect Union
  • Manifest Destiny
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the American Revolution, scroll up and click the “add to cart” button!



More Haunted Inns (Mike Covell Investigates Book 5)

by Mike Covell

Mike Covell investigates more haunted inns and hostelries in Hull, looking at some of the older locations such as Ye Olde Black Boy and Ye Olde White Hart, exploring their history, and documenting the stories attached to them.

Step back in time through these places’ history, put together with hundreds of sources from newspaper clippings, to archival documents, maps, and lots of photographs.

Mike also explores the myths attached to them, and shows that many had a much darker history than previously thought. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more.



Tides of Passion (Seaswept Seduction/ZACH Book 2)

by Tracy Sumner

Amazon Bestseller–Historical Romance
NATIONAL READER’S CHOICE WINNER: BEST LONG HISTORICAL

“The immediate, sizzling attraction between Zach and Savannah was very hot!
I don’t know what I enjoyed more: their fierce disagreements or their passionate love-making.”
â??When Pen Met Paper

“The dialogue is witty and hilarious!”
â??The Reading Haven

It has been awhile since I came across a full-length historical that just poppedâ?¦this one had just a little something extra that made it special. Witty, sweet, well-written. I was knocked off my rocker more than once. You bet I’m going to be reading from this author soon.
â??Seriously Reviewed

“Terrific dialogueâ?¦and hot loves scenes. If you haven’t read
Tracy Sumner before, Tides of Passion is a good place to start.”
â??All About Romance

In this passionate, provocative romance, a spirited woman committed to stamping out social injustice finds herself battling a town constable…for her heart.

She is his greatest temptation.

He is her forbidden desire.

A battle of wills leads to love.

Spirited Savannah Connor is passionately committed to stamping out social injustice. Yet when she arrives in Pilot Isle, North Carolina, ready to take up a new cause, she quickly finds herself on the outs with the town constable.

Zachariah Garrett is the most arrogant, infuriating, maddeningly attractive man it’s ever been her misfortune to meet. And suddenly, Savannah is fighting a whole new battleâ??this one against her own yearning for a man who is impossible to resist.

Ever since his wife’s death two years ago, Zachariah Garrett has dedicated his life to keeping the peace. And avoiding love. But Savannah Connor isn’t an ordinary womanâ??and she proves hard to ignore. She’s a beguiling beauty with the power to awaken emotions Zach thought he’d never feel again, and the tenderness to help him forget his fears. And risk his heart once more.

TIDES OF PASSION was originally published by Zebra Books, a Kensington Publishing imprint, and was awarded the Reader’s Choice Best Historical and the Beacon for Best Historical.

Two Adults and One Magnificent Challenge…

Now available on Amazonr:

TIDES OF PASSION, Book Two in the Seaswept Series (ZACH)
TO SEDUCE A ROGUE, Book One in the Southern Heat Series, (ADAM)
TO DESIRE A SCOUNDREL, Book Two in the Southern Heat Series (TANNER)

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FIVE GREAT HISTORIES

by JOHN TARTTELIN

Great lives separated by hundreds or even thousand of years, their exploits often forgotten or unknown, are here examined in the light of the most recent research. Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh, was an incredible woman, yet when she died her name was erased from all Egyptian monuments and inscriptions, turning her into a non-person whose actual existence was thus put in doubt. We are used to thinking of the Romans as victors and conquerors, but in AD 9 they met their match in the dark, tangled forests inhabited by Germanic tribes. The bleached bones of Varus and his three legions were only discovered years later. In England few people have heard the name of Thomas Wentworth the First Earl of Strafford, the power behind the throne of Charles 1st. Because of the King’s inept handling of State affairs, Strafford was recalled from Ireland to help his master regain control of events in England. But it was all too late – he arrived back just in time to face his own execution. Nathan Bedford Forrest was almost in a league of his own, only a few horsemen like Murat had his leadership qualities and his audacious genius on the field of battle. At Brice’s Crossroads he attacked and defeated an army almost twice the size of his Confederate forces. Chief Joseph, a man of peace, was forced to display his own genius by the treachery and rapacity of white invaders. In an effort to avoid the hideous fate that befell all Native Americans in the atrocious Reservation system, he led his gallant band on a 1,300 mile trek towards the Canadian border – and freedom.



Pride of the Clan (Caledonia Chronicles Book 1)

by Anna Markland

Catastrophe changes Margaret Ogilvie’s life when her three older brothers drown. She undertakes a perilous journey across the Scottish Highlands seeking the protection of the man she was betrothed to as a child; a nobleman she hasn’t seen for eight years. Shocked to discover his role in the assassination of a king has implicated her in his plot to take the throne, she finds herself in dire need of a champion.

Rheade Robertson is duty bound to aid his older brother, the clan chieftain, in his sworn quest to capture the assassins of King James Stewart. Protecting Margaret from persecution will mean defying his brother. Can he bring the murderers to justice and save an innocent woman from the executioner’s axe? Or will family rivalry and a vengeful queen destroy his hopes for a future with the courageous lass he loves?



Tripping Over Engineering: Going Nuclear: Exploring the Birth of the Atomic Age

by Lindsey Bredemeyer

How would you like to actually see the dark secrets of the US nuclear weapons program. Stand on the site of the first nuclear reactor (CP-1). Stand in the control room of the first continuous operating reactor (X-10). Stand at the loading face of the first production reactor (Hanford B) that produced plutonium for the first atomic detonation and many of the 60,000 US nuclear weapons produced. Walk through USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, which changed the entire concept of warfare at sea.

The story of US nuclear weapons often focuses on the physicists delving into new aspects of their science. But how much engineering effort and expense was spent on producing the isotopes, building the weapons and putting them on target. Nuclear medicine, the space program, the rapid development of jet aircraft, the human genome project are all progeny of the nuclear age. All had some relationship with the desire to produce and deliver nuclear weapons. Besides technical progress, the nuclear age also redefined the world socially and culturally. This engineering deserves more than a footnote in history. It deserves to be seen. Until you can go, get on the bus with me, I saved you a seat.



All About Spices

by Helen Green

The book tells about spices. The reader will learn about their origins, about the fascinating history of searching for spices.
The author gives a classification of spicy plants, introduces the properties, qualities, meaning, application, norms and rules for the use of certain types of spices, gives examples of their combination with food and with each other.
The book will teach you how to properly use the spices available for sale and introduce you to the spicy plants of our country.
The annex to the book are recipes for cooking dishes with spices.



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