Almost a Miracle. The American Victory in the War of Independence
A good military history of the War of Independence. You get something from this book that is missed by most other professional historians, and that's the chronological sense, the feeling of the pass of time between major battles and relevant happenings. This is the most to be appreciated aspect of the book -otherwise, it would have been just a good and detailed account of the War- Yes, things happened in between battles, if only because those encounters had been brewing previously in the midst of many looked over circumstances. The author also did a good job drawing the pictures of the main soldiers, putting each one in his own circumstances, giving them a voice.
Dense sometimes, but only because the editors did not break the story down into easier to swallow parts. But a thorough and free of academical jargon account. The whole family can read this, and should.