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This image depicts the book cover of John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by Tim McGrath. The bottom of the cover shows two ships in battle on a body of water. There is cannon fire depicted. The title of the book is written in the middle of the cover, with the John Barry text in larger text than the rest of the title. The top of the book cover shows a portrait of John in his blue and gold military outfit. He is looking to his left.

John Barry

Read an excerpt from Tim McGrath about Continental Navy Officer John Barry's actions that turned a seeming disaster into a stunning victory.
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This image depicts the book cover of Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers who Won America’s Independence by Jack Kelly. The title of the book is written in white and yellow fonts in front of a blue background. The top of the cover shows a painting of soldiers facing the viewer but looking off into the distance.

Band of Giants

This excerpt from Jack Kelly describes the circumstances surrounding Washington's important decision to march his troops to Virginia in the summer of 1781.
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George Washington by Stephen Brumwell

George Washington

Read an excerpt from Stephen Brumwell's biography of George Washington and learn how Washington secured the history-making position of Commander in Chief.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Cake by Anne Byrn. The book cover shows a white frosted cake with pink rose petals on top. The cake sits on a white cake stand with more petals surrounding the right side of the stand. Below this image is the title of the book. Below the title of the book are three smaller photographs of cakes dated 1770, 1903, and 1963.

Double Feature: Gingerbread

Read these excerpts featuring Colonial recipes along with tempting and intriguing stories about our early American culinary history.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health by Jeanne Abrams.

Revolutionary Medicine

Read an excerpt from Jeanne Abrams to learn how Washington's effort to prevent smallpox represents one of the first American public health initiatives
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Against Empire by Justin Du Rivage.

Revolution Against Empire

Read this excerpt from Justin du Rivage that introduces the competing ideological groups who shaped and reshaped the debates during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of A Generous and Merciful Enemy by Daniel Krebs.

A Generous and Merciful Enemy

This excerpt from Daniel Krebs reveals the experience of the tens of thousands of German-speaking soldiers, called "Hessians" hired by the British Crown.
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This image depicts the book cover of Digging in The City of Brotherly Love by Rebecca Yamin. The cover is a photo of a Philadelphia park in the fall. The top and bottom of the book cover are purple. The title of the book is written in front of a yellow strip.

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Read this excerpt from Rebecca Yamin that features a 19 century insurance policy, suggesting an explanation to a unidentified recovered artifact.
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A Gentleman of Color by Julie Winch

A Gentleman of Color

Read an excerpt from Julie Winch's biography of James Forten, a boy who would grow to become a prominent businessman, abolitionist and a celebrated Patriot.
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This image depicts the book cover of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution. The book cover shows a letter written with words and images. The images are used in place of words to code the message.

Invisible Ink

This excerpt from John Nagy shows the spycraft of a Philadelphia family during British occupation and their assistance in helping Washington prepare battle
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