Little Stories Of The American Revolution" Offers Insights Into
Human Side of History
12, 1999 -- It was afternoon on April 18, 1775,
and in Massachusetts something was brewing, some kind of British
action. Redcoat patrols were all over the place and Minutemen were
getting ready. Where was the biggest battle that day that helped
launch the American Revolution?
wasn't in either Lexington or Concord, it turns out. The fiercest
fighting, the battle involving the greatest numbers and the most
casualties, took place in the little town of Menotomy, today's Arlington,
story of the battle there, and other tales that shed light on many
human, everyday aspects of American revolutionary history, are found
in a new book by a University of Virginia English lecturer who specializes
in books of lively historical narratives.
Little Stories from the American Revolution," by C. Brian Kelly,
is a journalistic history of often little-known vignettes from the
era and contains some 125 stories about courage valor and cunning.
It also tells many tales that break dry historical stereotypes:
like the day "unflappable" George Washington got so disgusted with
his ineffective troops that he shouted and yelled and threw his
hat down; or the time the British got American Gen. Charles Lee's
book, published by Cumberland House publishers, also includes a
section, "Select Founding Mothers," by journalist Ingrid Smyer-Kelly
that tells stories of several key women in the Revolution, including
editor emeritus of Military History magazine, is also the author
of "Best Little Stories from the Civil War" and "Best Little Stories
from World War II," among other books.
order a review copy of "Best Little Stories from the American Revolution"
contact Cumberland House publishers in Nashville at (615) 832 1171.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856.