8vo. xiv, 374 pages. Illustrations. Black hardcover with title on spine. color illustrated dust jacket. Light foxing to foredge. Inscribed by author on the front blank end sheet. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The American Revolution involved the British as well as the Americans, a fact the latter may be inclined to forget. This well-researched volume covers one exciting period of the war, the year 1777-1778, when the British, under their commander in chief in America, Sir William Howe, occupied Philadelphia. What a rollicking, riotous time it was, the perils of battle and the sufferings of war notwithstanding. To secure the city, the British had to capture the river defenses which were under control of the American army and the Pennsylvania navy. The line of fortifications had to be breached before the river froze over, or both the military and civilian populations of the city would face starvation. The author, a noted military historian, graphically describes the struggle to seize the river defenses. Scholarship is combined with the sheer human drama to make the account vivid and accurate. The major battle, fought at Germantown on October 4, is, with all its complication and confusions, one of the highlights of the book. Other significant engagements covered include Whitemarsh, Barren Hill, Crooked Bilet in Pennsylvania and Alloway's Creek in New Jersey. When not on the battlefield, the reader can revel with the British in a city of pleasures-cockfights, horse roaces, gambling, and the most extravagant entertainment of all, the Meschianza, a party given as a farewell tribute to Sir William Howe. The end of the British occupation of Philadelphia was swift, and the panic and frenzy of the Loyalists is described in detail. Here is history at its readable best.
Title: With the British Army in Philadelphia
Publisher: Presido Press
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Very good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Seller Inventory # G0891410570I3N00
Book Description Presidio Press,, San Rafael:, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition, First printing.. First printing Near fine in dark blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine with red end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with what appears to be a binder's mistake on the front board over the gutter area. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket with a 1/3" closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel. 374 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with photographs, maps and recreations of contemporary works of art. Seller Inventory # TB25295
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Black boards have some wrinkling to spine, otherwise in good condition. Unmarked text. Price clipped dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 1110299622
Book Description Presidio Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0891410570
Book Description Presidio Press, 1979. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0891410570-2-4
Book Description Presidio Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0891410570. Seller Inventory # 598839
Book Description Presidio Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020891410570