Calling all political bookworms

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    Any history/political bookworms here? :) My favorite era is the American Revolution.

    I am always looking for new books to read on the aforementioned subject, as well as discussing favorite authors etc.

    What books do you recommend, and what is your favorite period of history to study?
     
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    I will give that a read Dude. Thanks for posting.
     
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    American revolution?

    one of the best books is WJ Wood's 'Battles of the Revolutionary war', more then just combat, the author looks carefully at the commanders, the forces involved, the terrain and the political cliamte of each battle covered.
     
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    As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I thought, "I know that is a basicgreatguy thread" :eusa_angel:

    He always calls the bookworms :lol:
     
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    A good book I recently read for the Revolutionary period is The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers by Brion McClanahan.
     
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    That is an excellent book. " Voices of 1776" is a very good book as well.
     
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    :lol: I would have thought there would be more bookworms here. Do I know you Pixie? :eusa_think:
     
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    "Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman" is a must have, in my opinion. I have seen the book you posted, but I haven't read it yet.
     
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    Gordon Wood has a new book out this week. Mine arrives Tuesday. Looking forward to diving into it.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Liberty-History-Republic-1789-1815/dp/0195039149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253996393&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States) (9780195039146): Gordon S. Wood: Books[/ame]
     

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