The First Salute A View of the American Revolution

Barbara W Tuchman

CHF 16.70
Alerter avant parution Précommander Ajouter au panier Ajouter e-book

Éditeur
Random House Publishing Group Digital
Pages
448
Parution
juin 2011
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307798572
Autres formats
  • Résumé

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland, demonstrating how the aid to the American colonies of both these nations made the triumph of independence possible. She sheds new light on the key role played by the contending navies, paints a magnificent portrait of George Washington, and recounts in riveting detail the decisive campaign of the war at Yorktown. By turns lyrical and gripping, The First Salute is an exhilarating account of the birth of a nation.

Praise for The First Salute

“Nothing in a novel could be more thrilling than the moment in this glorious history when French soldiers arrive [to] see a tall, familiar figure: George Washington. . . . It is only part of Tuchman’s genius that she can reconstitute such scenes with so much precision and passion.”--People

“Tuchman writes narrative history in the great tradition. . . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters.”--Chicago Tribune

“[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.”--The Christian Science Monitor


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bio de l'auteur
Sommaire / contenu
Nous vous suggérons aussi
Road, The McCarthy, Cormac CHF 16.10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Rowling, J. K. CHF 16.50
The Great Alone Hannah, Kristin CHF 19.90
Lincoln in the Bardo Saunders, George CHF 13.90
Perfume Garden, The Brown, Kate Lord CHF 15.80
The Sleeping Beauty Killer Clark, Mary Higgins; Burke, Alafair CHF 9.30
The Storm Sister Lucinda Riley CHF 11.40
The Faded Sun Trilogy Omnibus C J Cherryh CHF 8.40
The Rosie Project Simsion, Graeme CHF 12.90
The Forgotten David Baldacci CHF 11.40
The Alexandria Quartet Durrell Lawrence CHF 19.90
The Seven Dials Mystery Agatha Christie CHF 6.80
The Cottage Danielle Steel CHF 7.50
Retour en haut de page