This first-rate volume on the American Revolution combines beautiful artwork with the lucid prose of Thomas Fleming. Although Liberty! The American Revolution accompanies a PBS documentary series, the book stands completely on its own; in fact, it presents one of the finest overviews of the conflict available in print. The bulk of the text focuses on the military aspect of the Revolution, but the political and social sides receive ample coverage as well. Colorful sidebars on the mysterious origins of the U.S. flag, the evolution of Yankee Doodle, and a history of tarring and feathering are great entertainment for curious intellects. If you are going to include only a single book on the American Revolution in your library, this is probably the one to own. And even if you already have several, Liberty! should be added to your collection.
Used availability for Thomas Fleming's Liberty!
October 1997 : USA Hardback
December 2016 : USA Paperback
February 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Liberty The American Revolution
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 0-14-025844-2 / 978-0-14-025844-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon CA
May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition