Review: The American Revolution 1774 – 83, by Daniel Marston

This is a beautifully-illustrated, short history of America’s war for independence and the global war it triggered. But it is very much a work of “military history” focussed on the names of commanders and locations of battles which are instantly forgotten. There are very brief, passing references to issues like slavery, democracy, and the role of Native Americans, but most of the book is a dry recitation of facts.