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Victory or Death!
Stories of the America Revolution

Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
"With a knack for seeing the story in history, Rappaport (We are the Many, 2002, etc.) and Verniero offer real-life accounts of heroes of the American Revolution. Lively tales portray the famous and the not-yet-celebrated: the Indians, women, people of African descent, patriots, loyalists, a slave who was a spy, and a woman who fought as a man. Arranged chronologically, the stories begin at the Battle of Bunker Hill... What is often a dry memorizing of facts in history class is given vigorous and original treatment here. Each story is set in its historical contexts, and readers will learn a good deal of history and gain a sense of the ebb and flow of the war. An important addition to the huge body of literature about the Revolution and a model of excellent historical writing. (introduction, timeline, maps, index, sources)

Christopher Collier, Connecticut state historian and professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut:
"Will provide a huge heaping of richness and insight into the personal challenges, sacrifices, and heroics played out during the war."