New York, NY :, Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.,, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
xxii, 409 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
"I am a Briton": on the brink
"Loyal but jealous of their liberties": changes in imperial policy and the colonists' thinking, 1759-1766
"A plan for governing and quieting them": the second great crisis, 1767-1770
"I am unwilling to give up that duty on America": to the Tea Party, 1770-1773
"Behold America where matters are driving": 1774, year of momentous decisions
"Blows must decide whether they are to be subject to this country": the war begins
"Great Britain is equal to the contest": war brings crucial changes in 1775
"The birthday of a new world": America declares independence
"The American cause is in a critical situation": the New York Campaign in 1776
"Across America in a hop, step, and a jump": the campaigns of 1777
"The central stone in the geometrical arch": the war is transformed in 1778
"The longest purse will win the war": reform at home while the war takes a new turn
"Whom can we trust now?": a year of disasters, 1780
"A war of desolation shocking to humanity": the southern theater in 1780-1781
"We have got Cornwallis in a pudding bag": the decisive victory at Yorktown
"Oh god, it is all over": peace, conspiracy, demobilization, change, 1781-1783.