An extensive military history of the Revolution which, after a brief discussion of the period from 1763 to its outbreak, carries the reader through every name battle from Lexington to Yorktown. There are comprehensive reports of the war in the North, in the South, and on the Border; there are sketches and evaluations of the character and military skill of the Rebel and British leaders. There are detailed accounts of the battles, large and small, from the disastrous campaign into Canada to the victory at King's Mountain. Most of all, there is the reflection of brave men fighting for an idea, but men unaccustomed to battle- raw recruits, ragged recruits, who sometimes fought and sometimes fled and who endured great hardship. Strategies of each battle are considered, and the conflict among the officers, the lack of unity even under Washington becomes evident. And through these individual battles, rather than through a general strategic survey, the reader literally goes through this war, an exciting experience for those who are easy chair generals or who want to refresh or fill in their knowledge of the Revolution. A book for the audience of Willard Wallace's Appeal to Arms (1951).