The American Revolution: A Global War

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American Revolution: A Global War
Author R. Ernest Dupuy, Gay Hammerman, Grace P. Hayes
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher David McKay Publications
Publication date
1977
ISBN ISBN 0679506489
OCLC 02597513

American Revolution: A Global War is a 1977 non-fiction book by R. Ernest Dupuy, Gay Hammerman, and Grace P. Hayes.[1] It was published through David McKay Publications and makes the argument that the American Revolutionary War should be seen primarily as an international world war between the European great powers.[2] This is in contrast to the traditional American view of focusing mainly on the land-conflict between the colonials and the British Empire. The authors concentrate primarily on the European campaigns in which Britain faced the threat of an invasion from the Second Armada led by Spain and France. The global war also included the renewed Anglo-Dutch conflict, and the naval war in the Caribbean Sea and India.

Kirkus Reviews gave a positive review for the book upon its initial release, calling it a "valuable chronicle".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford, James (1978). "R. Ernest Dupuy et al. The American Revolution: A Global War. New York: David McKay Company. 1977. Pp. viii, 311. $11.95 (review)" (PDF). The American Historical Review 83 (3): 800–801. doi:10.1086/ahr/83.3.800. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Stout, Neil R (June 1978). "The American Revolution: A Global War by R. Ernest Dupuy; Gay Hammerman; Grace P. Hayes (review)". The Journal of American History 65 (1): 129–130. doi:10.2307/1888160. JSTOR 1888160. 
  3. ^ "Review: The American Revolution: A Global War". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 22 June 2013.