Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783, Weintraub, Stanley
Image shown may not reflect actual item

Author Name    Weintraub, Stanley

Title   Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Free Press

ISBN Number    0743226879 / 9780743226875

Seller ID   SKU1038700

0743226879 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket under mylar. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

For generations, Americans have been taught to view the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental army and the Founding Fathers. Now, in "Iron Tears, " master historian Stanley Weintraub offers the first account that examines the war from three divergent and distinct vantage points: the battlefields; the American leadership under George Washington; and -- most originally -- that of England, embroiled in controversy over the war. Colonial America was England's Vietnam.
Weintraub's multifaceted analysis will forever change and expand our view of the struggle. Although Washington's army, with France's help, won the war, it is equally significant -- both then and now -- that Britain lost it. The British found themselves overwhelmed by the geographic and time constraints that prevented their military from holding on to the eighteen-hundred-mile length of the thirteen colonies, from across three thousand miles of ocean during the cumbersome era of water travel. Many in London realized that American independence was only a matter of time. Yet the British were enveloped in a fantasy world of self-delusion as the war trudged along. The unyielding George III, who ultimately threatened abdication; his lethargic prime minister, Lord North; the First Lord of the Admiralty, the corrupt Earl of Sandwich, better remembered for his paired slices of bread; and the Secretary for America, Lord George Germain, an arrogant ex-general court-martialed for cowardice in an earlier war, formed a quartet that played out of tune. As opposition to and frustration with the failing war gradually increased in parliament, in the press, and in the afflicted mercantile sector, so did pacifist sentiment for and sympathy with their American cousins.
"Iron Tears" renders an unprecedented account of the fight for American independence through British eyes, while dramatically narrating the battles that were waged across the Atlantic from Lexington to Yorktown and beyond. As the general, whom the British snobbishly and demeaningly referred to as "Mr. Washington," rallied to keep his ragged and overmatched Continentals together and create a nation, "iron tears" fell from redcoat muskets and cannons, as well as from the demoralized eyes of the defeated British.

Price = 7.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishimia, Scott-Stokes, Henry
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishimia
Scott-Stokes, Henry
14.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Last Stand of Father Felix, Wibberley, Leonard
The Last Stand of Father Felix
Wibberley, Leonard
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the End of the World, Yang Erche Namu; Christine Mathieu
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the End of the World
Yang Erche Namu; Christine Mathieu
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Americas in the Age of Revolution: 1750-1850, Langley, Professor Lester D.
The Americas in the Age of Revolution: 1750-1850
Langley, Professor Lester D.
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Reader, Schlink, Bernhard
The Reader
Schlink, Bernhard
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them (Leadership for the Common Good), Bazerman, Max H.; Watkins, Michael D.
Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them (Leadership for the Common Good)
Bazerman, Max H.; Watkins, Michael D.
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life, Adams, William Howard
Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life
Adams, William Howard
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The baby in the icebox and other short fiction, Cain, James M
The baby in the icebox and other short fiction
Cain, James M
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Memories of My Melancholy Whores, García Márquez, Gabriel
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
García Márquez, Gabriel
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Dashing Through the Snow, Clark, Mary Higgins; Clark, Carol Higgins
Dashing Through the Snow
Clark, Mary Higgins; Clark, Carol Higgins
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Who's Sorry Now? (Grace & Favor Mysteries, No. 6), Churchill, Jill
Who's Sorry Now? (Grace & Favor Mysteries, No. 6)
Churchill, Jill
8.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel, Christie, Alix
Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
Christie, Alix
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie