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January 28, 2014

Women in Battle

While countless stories recount the heroics of men who fought for American independence, far fewer chronicle the equally heroic actions of the women who served during the Revolutionary War. In her book, Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts offers a comprehensive look at the many roles women played in the war, including soldiers, spies, nurses, and cooks.

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January 14, 2014

The Fourteenth Colony

In The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony, author Mark R. Anderson explores the Quebec Campaign of 1775-1776. At this time, the American colonists were attempting to bring Canada into the Continental confederation, first through political appeals and eventually by force.

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December 31, 2013

The Secret Six

General Washington's military strategy was carried out not only on battlefields, but in the realm of intelligence and counterintelligence. At the heart of these operations was a six-person group called the Culper Spy Ring, whose history has recently been documented in Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger's book George Washington's Secret Six.

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