The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution.
You can't get much better than Tuchman for real, solemn history. Tuchman's "A View" illuminates how the American struggle for independence affected not only America and England, but also Holland, France, and all of Europe. She explains how 16th and 17th Dutch struggles for independence from Spain presaged the American revolt, and how France's support for the war drained its treasury, helping to bring down the ancien regime. She follows three major figures in depth: English Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney, Lord Cornwallis, and French Admiral Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse. She also focuses on George Washington, and on his final move to victory. Very good condition. Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 1988. Hb, Dj. $5.00