Suggested Reading

As part of this podcast, I try to highlight books that listeners may enjoy. The books are posted on the podcast’s Facebook page, however, rather than scrolling through older posts, I will begin to post individual titles here, in alphabetical order.

Fred Anderson. Crucible of War: The Seven Year’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000).

Luis R Arana. The building of Castillo de San Marcos. (Fort Washington: Eastern National, 1977).

E. Wayne Carp. To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1783. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984).

Rene Chartrand. Campaign No. 78. Ticonderoga, 1758: Montcalm’s Victory Against all Odds. (London: Osprey Publishing, 2000)

Rene Chartrand. Campaign No. 79. Louisbourg, 1758: Wolfe’s First Siege. (London: Osprey Publishing, 2000).

Ron Chernow. George Washington: A Life. (New York: Penguin Press, 2010).

Edward M. Coffman. The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).

Marcus Cunliffe. George Washington: Man and Monument. (New York: Mentor, 1958).

Michael D. Doubler. Civilian in War and Peace: The Army National Guard, 1636-2000. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003).

J. Frederick Fausz, “An ‘Abundance of Blood Shed on Both Sides’: England’s First Indian War, 1609-1614”. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Vol 98, No. 1, January, 1990. 3-56.

John Ferling. Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America. (Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davison, 1993).

David Hackett Fischer. Washington’s Crossing. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

_____________. Paul Revere’s Ride. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

William M. Fowler. Rebels Under Sail: The American Navy during the Revolution.  (New York: Scribner, 1976).

Alan D. Gaff. Bayonets in the Wilderness: Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the old Northwest. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004).

John Grenier. The First Way of War, American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Ira D. Gruber, “America’s First Battle: Long Island, 27 August 1776” in Charles E. Heller and William A. Stofft. America’s First Battles, 1776-1965. (Manhattan: University Press of Kansas, 1986).

Kenneth J. Hagan. The People’s Navy: The Making of American Sea Power. (New York: The Free Press, 1991).

Don Higginbotham. The War of American Independence: Military Attitudes, Policies, and Practice, 1763-1789. Paperback Edition (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1983).

James A. Huston. The Sinews of War: Army Logistics, 1775-1953. (Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1966).

Richard H. Kohn. Eagle and the Sword: The Beginnings of the Military Establishment in America, 1783-1802. (New York: The Free Press, 1975).

David La Vere. The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies. (Chapel Hill:The University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Douglas Edward Leach. Arms For Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607-1763. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1973).

_____________. Flintlock and Tomahawk: New England in King Philip’s War. Reprint (Woodstock: The Countrymen Press, 2008).

Wayne E. Lee, “Early American Ways of War: A New Reconnaissance, 1600-1815,” The Historical Journal 44 (No. 1, 2001) 269-289.

Jill Lepore. The Name of War: King Phillip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. (New York: Vintage, 1990).

John K. Mahon. History of the Militia and The National Guard. (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983).

James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender. “A Respectable Army”: The Military Origins of the New Republic, 1763-1789. Third Edition (Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2015).

Robert Middlekauf. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982)

Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski, and William B. Feis. For The Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012. Third Edition. (New York: Free Press, 2012).

Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ulbrich. Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to Twenty-First Century. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).

National Park Service. Castillo de San Marcos: A Guide to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida. Handbook 149. Division of Publications, National Park Service, 1994.

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy. The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Howard H. Peckham. The Colonial Wars, 1689-1762. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964).

David Preston. Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle for the Monongahela and the Road to the Revolution. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

William L. Ramsey. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008).

Erna Risch. Quartermaster Support of the Army: A History of the Corps, 1775-1939. (Washington, DC: Quartermaster Historian’s Office, 1962).

Craig L. Symonds. The US Navy: A Concise History. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Ian K. Steele. Warpaths: Invasions of North America. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Willard M. Wallace. Appeal to Arms: A Military History of the American Revolution. (New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1951).

Russell F. Weigley. The Macmillan Wars of the United States: History of the United States Army. (New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1967).

______________. Towards an American Army: Military Thought From Washington to Marshall. (Wesport: Greenwood Press, 1974).

Robin K. Wright. The Continental Army. (Washington, DC: US Army Center For Military History, 1983).