Academic journal article Military Review

The Revolutionary War Quiz and Fact Book

Academic journal article Military Review

The Revolutionary War Quiz and Fact Book

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THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR QUIZ AND FACT BOOK by Jonathan N. Hall. 272 pages. Taylor Publishing Company. Dallas. TX. 1999. $14.95.

When did John Adams write, "It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore?" What song did the British Army band play as it marched out of Yorktown, Virginia, to formally surrender on 19 October 1781? Why is the Battle of Saratoga considered the turning point of the war? What battle, fought in South Carolina on 17 January 1781, has been frequently compared to Hannibal's victory over the Romans at Cannae? How many naval vessels did the British have at the start of the war?

Students, teachers, trivia buffs and historians will enjoy Jonathan Hall's 600-plus questions and answers in The Revolutionary War Quiz and Fact Book about "the defining event that established the foundation of this country and its rise to greatness." Hall includes questions and answers on pre-Revolutionary War years, the French and Indian War, the interwar years from 1783 to 1811, the War of 1812 and naval facts and actions on the high seas. …

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