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A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution, by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron

A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution is the first comprehensive account of nearly every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded beyond the Appalachian Mountains in April 1783--nearly two years after the siege of Yorktown in 1781.We hope these thought-provoking questions lead to some lively book discussions.

  1. Was the American Revolution waged only on American soil? If not, then where else were battles waged, and why?
  2. What key roles did Hispanics play in the American Revolution?
  3. Did Americans achieve victories beyond the borders of the 13 colonies? If so, where, when, and commanded by whom?
  4. What was the relevance of Hessian involvement in the American Revolution and how did they influence the war?
  5. What key battles were waged on the open seas and who emerged victorious in those battles?
  6. What role did Native Americans play in the American Revolution?
  7. In which fight did the Continental Army suffer its largest losses and what was its relevance to the war?
  8. Could George Washington have led America to victory without support from the French?
  9. Which battles served as the key turning points in the north and in the south?
  10. Which nation provided America with its greatest financial support (strictly in terms of capital)?
  11. How and why did British war strategy lead to its own defeat against the Americans?
  12. In what ways was the fighting different between the northern, southern, and western territories?