skip to content
Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

"A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution

Author: Robert Harvey
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2003, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"We meant well to the Americans -- just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States -- this extraordinary country, this amalgam of people from every corner of the earth. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators cast a new light on the struggle against colonialism in South  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harvey
ISBN: 1585674141 9781585674145
OCLC Number: 54927034
Notes: Originally published: London : John Murray, 2001.
Description: xii, 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Maps --
Introduction --
Fire in America --
Cauldron --
Lobsters --
Stamp of authority --
Conciliators --
Sowing the teeth --
Storm in a teacup --
Powder alarms --
George v. George --
Gauntlet of fire --
Besieged --
Commander in Chief --
We hold these truths --
Escape from New York --Across the Delaware --
Eagle and the lion --
Reason why --
Trap --
Someone had blundered --
Betrayal --
World war --
South --
Southern strategy --
Turntail and the turncoat --
Frontier war --
Enslaved --
American revival: King's mountain and cowpens --
British Strike Back: Guilford court house --
Into Virginia --
Encirclement --
Defeat --
Diplomatic wWar --
Revolution and counter-revolution --
Revolution gathers speed --
Counter-revolution --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Harvey.

Abstract:

"We meant well to the Americans -- just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States -- this extraordinary country, this amalgam of people from every corner of the earth. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators cast a new light on the struggle against colonialism in South America, challenges many conventional views of the American Revolution -- why it happened, who was winning and when, who was for it and who was not, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves. Harvey creatively studies this seminal event in the making of the United States, taking a penetrating look at a war that was both vicious and confused, bloody and protracted, and marred on both sides by incompetence and bad faith. He underscores the effect of the Revolution on the colonists in America, and those at home in Britain -- the country that the colonists had left behind, and to which (not so widely known) many returned. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable work.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54927034> # "A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "54927034" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3856655284#Place/woodstock_ny> ; # Woodstock, NY
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/973.3/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3856655284#Place/united_states> ; # United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1351668> ; # American Revolution (1775-1783)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3856655284#Event/1775_1783> ; # 1775-1783
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/110162525> ; # Robert Harvey
   schema:datePublished "2003" ;
   schema:description "Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Introduction -- Fire in America -- Cauldron -- Lobsters -- Stamp of authority -- Conciliators -- Sowing the teeth -- Storm in a teacup -- Powder alarms -- George v. George -- Gauntlet of fire -- Besieged -- Commander in Chief -- We hold these truths -- Escape from New York --Across the Delaware -- Eagle and the lion -- Reason why -- Trap -- Someone had blundered -- Betrayal -- World war -- South -- Southern strategy -- Turntail and the turncoat -- Frontier war -- Enslaved -- American revival: King's mountain and cowpens -- British Strike Back: Guilford court house -- Into Virginia -- Encirclement -- Defeat -- Diplomatic wWar -- Revolution and counter-revolution -- Revolution gathers speed -- Counter-revolution -- Select bibliography -- Index."@en ;
   schema:description ""We meant well to the Americans -- just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States -- this extraordinary country, this amalgam of people from every corner of the earth. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators cast a new light on the struggle against colonialism in South America, challenges many conventional views of the American Revolution -- why it happened, who was winning and when, who was for it and who was not, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves. Harvey creatively studies this seminal event in the making of the United States, taking a penetrating look at a war that was both vicious and confused, bloody and protracted, and marred on both sides by incompetence and bad faith. He underscores the effect of the Revolution on the colonists in America, and those at home in Britain -- the country that the colonists had left behind, and to which (not so widely known) many returned. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable work."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3856655284> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name ""A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution"@en ;
   schema:productID "54927034" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/54927034#PublicationEvent/woodstock_ny_overlook_press_2003_2001> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3856655284#Agent/overlook_press> ; # Overlook Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781585674145> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/54927034> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1351668> # American Revolution (1775-1783)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "American Revolution (1775-1783)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/110162525> # Robert Harvey
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1953" ;
   schema:familyName "Harvey" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert" ;
   schema:name "Robert Harvey" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781585674145>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1585674141" ;
   schema:isbn "9781585674145" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/54927034>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54927034> ; # "A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution
   schema:dateModified "2017-12-24" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.