George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

  • Title: George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution
  • Author: Robert Leckie
  • ISBN: 9780060922153
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • George Washington s War The Saga of the American Revolution An exciting trip back in time to the American Revolution a reminder of what history can be when written by a master Publishers Weekly
    An exciting trip back in time to the American Revolution, a reminder of what history can be when written by a master Publishers Weekly

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    About Robert Leckie


    1. Leckie was born on December 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey He began his career as a writer in high school, as a sports writer for The Bergen Evening Record in Hackensack, New Jersey.On January 18, 1942, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.He served in combat in the Pacific theater, as a scout and a machine gunner in H Company, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Regiment 1st Marine Division United States Leckie saw combat in the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Cape Gloucester, and had been wounded by blast concussion in the Battle of Peleliu He returned to the United States in March 1945 and was honorably discharged shortly thereafter.Following World War II, Leckie worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, the Buffalo Courier Express , the New York Journal American , the New York Daily News and The Star Ledger He married Vera Keller, a childhood neighbor, and they had three children David, Geoff and Joan According to Vera, in 1951 he was inspired to write a memoir after seeing South Pacific on Broadway and walking out halfway through He said I have to tell the story of how it really was I have to let people know the war wasn t a musical His first and best selling book, Helmet for My Pillow , a war memoir, was published in 1957 Leckie subsequently wrote than 40 books on American war history, spanning from the French and Indian War 1754 1763 to Operation Desert Storm 1991 Robert Leckie died on December 24, 2001, after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer s Disease.


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    1. In America, it was once a common tradition to name wars after our leader at the time. During the colonial period, we had King William's War (War of the Grand Alliance), Queen Anne's War (War of Spanish Succession), and King George's War (War of Austrian Succession)*. After Independence, we still informally referred to conflicts by our leaders, Mr. Madison's War (War of 1812) or Mr. Polk's War (Mexican-American War). However, over time, this feel out of fashion and we started to refer to wars by [...]

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    2. A great read. Leckie helped get me more interested in this conflict and the book has his usual human touch.

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    3. This is my second Robert Leckie book. After reading and enjoying "A Few Acres of Snow: the Saga of the French and Indian Wars" I found that the author had written books on most of the conflicts of America and decided to read them as a series. (The only American War on which he seems not to have written is the Spanish American war which might be included in his book on WWI.) I like Leckie's writing style. He is a knight of the old code who uses adjectives as they were meant to be used, to actuall [...]

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    4. This is a very comprehensive and EXCELLENT account of the American Revolutionary War.I learned so much that I didn't know about most of the key players in the American Revolution through the author's very insiteful concise bios which he wove into the appropriate sections of the book. I came away from the reading of this book with a renewed respect and admiration for the sacrifices and sufferings of those who fought for our country's freedom and independence from the British. The key downfall of [...]

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    5. Very long, but an excellent comprehensive overview of the Revolutionary War. Leckie gives chapter-long bios of all the important figures on both sides, details the battles and occasionally detours into subjects such as the Continental Congress and Europe's view of the conflict. Sometimes he overdramatizes biographical background, but nevertheless, the overall work is solid. I learned a lot from this book.

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    6. This an excellent overview of the American Revolution. I learned a lot and couldn’t put this down.

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    7. I enjoyed this. And, it's a long one. Covers pretty much just the war and the back-story of all the major players. Loved learning about the motivations of Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the British commanders. The book does come off as very biased, he puts everyone in either a very positive or very negative light, but not a dry read at all.

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    8. You might be familiar with the author Robert Leckie as he is one of the people in the HBO series The Pacific. This is a 1 volume history of the American Revolutionary War, written chronologically and thematically. I liked the writing style. As it is a 1 volume instead, it isn't super detailed. However, it has certainly made me keen to read a full 3 volume set in the future, if a good one exists.

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    9. Excellent overview of the American Revolutionary War. It is told mostly has a military history, but it also includes interesting portraits of the people doing the fighting & the leading. It ends a bit abruptly with the American victory at Yorktown, but that's appropriate since that was the end of the fighting.

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    10. This book is an exhaustive review of the American Revolution. Leckie takes the reader on a journey from the Fall of Quebec in 1759 to the final triumph in Yorktown 22 years later. He details the battles, the leaders, and the soldiers on both sides of the conflict. A long read, but well worth the investment.

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    11. I think this was a good book that gives very big and comprehensive history of the revolutionary war. i also love how the author is not silent about his opinion adding much needed humor to the book. if the author is a history professor his classes must be amazing! Yeah, i wanted to know more and i learned alot while being emtertained.

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    12. A detailed and eminently readable history Of the American Revolution. Replete with facts yet readable. The only thing it omits is the madness of King George, whose porphyria undoubtedly had an effect on the outcome.

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    13. An amazing author. He really knows how to bring history to life by using brutal honesty and humanizing those who have been immortalized in American history. Love this book and all that I've read from Robert Leckie. A great American.

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    14. Another outstanding Leckie book, great narrative, detailed facts on all levels. Enjoyable yet educational and insightful.

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    15. I put it down on page 322 as I needed to focus on a different era. Great story-telling look at American Revolution. Easy to read, but pretty thorough.

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    16. Well told look at our Founding Father's generalship.

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    17. This isn't as good as Bobrick's Angel in the Whirlwind, but nothing else I've read is either. The strong point of Leckie's book is the excellent mini-bigraphies that round out each section.

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    18. A excellent and through anaylsis of the reasons, and major players, and actors of Americas war for independence, excellent book.

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    19. The book was magnificent with the detail of the war with some backgrounds

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    20. Very readable, but excessively pro-American in content.

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