The American Revolutionaries: A History In Their Own Words 1750-1800

Paperback | September 30, 1993

byMilton Meltzer

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A humble shoemaker hears the bells ringing at Lexington and responds to a call to battle. An aide to George Washington recounts his feelings as he crosses the Delaware. A young surgeon describes in his diary the horror of an army camp, where the spread of smallpox, frostbite, and starvation are deadlier than any sword. These are the voices of the American Revolutionaries.

Most of us know about the American Revolution only from secondhand accounts of the fighting or from documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. But listen closely and you can hear the voices-those that tell the truest stories -- of men, women, and children of all races who experienced the Revolution firsthand, who planted the seeds of liberty and passionately struggled to give birth to the United States of America that we know today.

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Acclaimed author Milton Meltzer gathers together a cast of characters in this compelling collage of eyewitness accounts from the American Revolution. Photos and documents throughout make the vivid text come alive. "Will make young readers look at history in a whole new way".--Booklist. ALA Best Books for Young Adults

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A humble shoemaker hears the bells ringing at Lexington and responds to a call to battle. An aide to George Washington recounts his feelings as he crosses the Delaware. A young surgeon describes in his diary the horror of an army camp, where the spread of smallpox, frostbite, and starvation are deadlier than any sword. These are the vo...

Milton Meltzer, a Christopher Award and Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner, is the author of over eighty books in the fields of history, biography, and social reform.His most recent books are The Amazing Potato, a 1993 ALA Notable Children's Book, Gold and Hold Your Horses!.He lives in New York City. Winner of the 2001 Laura Ing...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:September 30, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461459

ISBN - 13:9780064461450

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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Acclaimed author Milton Meltzer gathers together a cast of characters in this compelling collage of eyewitness accounts from the American Revolution. Photos and documents throughout make the vivid text come alive. "Will make young readers look at history in a whole new way".--Booklist. ALA Best Books for Young Adults