When Sir William Howe, commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, and his brother, Admiral Richard Howe, cornered General George Washingtons army on Manhattan Island, they politely asked the Americans if they wanted to surrender. The British gave the Americans two weeks to think it over, time Washington used to strengthen his troops for another round of fighting. Here, in this short-form book by New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming, is the surprising story of how William and Richard Howe guaranteed British defeat and American independence by choosing peacemaking over bloodletting.
George Washington: Spymaster Extraordinaire
Without George Washington’s brilliance at espionage, writes New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, the American Revolution could not have been won. Here’s the little-told story of America’s spymaster-in-chief.
At Yorktown, Virginia, after six and a half years of fighting, General George Washington and his troops and their French allies brought the American Revolution to a victorious end. Here, from New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is the…
The Loyalists: Taking Britains Side in the American Revolution
They called themselves Loyalists. The rebels called them Tories. This derogatory term had previously been reserved for the supporters of the predominantly Catholic line of Stuart kings, whose reign ended in England's bloodless revolution of 1688.…
The Murder of General Nelson
Here, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming combines his considerable skills as both novelist and historian to recount the shocking shooting of one Union general, William Bull Nelson, by another, Jefferson C. Davis. Yet, Davis didnt serve…
Dreams of Glory
As the British scheme to kidnap George Washington and bring the Revolutionary War to an end in one bold stroke, a tide of espionage ebbs and flows between the two opposing armies. It is 1780, and two very different men are sucked into these vicious…
The Wages of Fame
The story of the Stapleton clan continues in this sequel to Remember the Morning. The Wage of Fame takes place between 1827 and the start of the Civil War. We follow George Stapleton, Hugh Stapleton's grandson, and his circle of powerful…
Hours of Gladness
Paradise Beach, New Jersey. The perfect place for Dick O'Gorman and Billy Kilroy to smuggle ashore Cuban missiles to be used in the Irish Republican Army's war against England. Paradise Beach is an Irish American enclave, one that has no idea about…
Remember the Morning
Catalyntie is a Dutch woman living in pre-Revolutionary America, struggling to come to terms with the conflicts created by growing up captive in a Seneca Indian village. She shared her captivity with Clara Flowers, an extraordinarily gifted black…
The Real Lafayette
LafayetteAmerican Revolutionary War hero, toast of liberal Europe, and a founder of modern France - started his illustrious life as a shy, clumsy, if aristocratic, country bumpkin. Here, from New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Thomas…
Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge
"A superb retelling of the story of Valley Forge and its aftermath, demonstrating that reality is far more compelling than myth." - Gordon S. Wood. The defining moments of the American Revolution did not occur on the battlefield or at the diplomatic…
Mysteries of My Father
A son comes of age in a fiercely political world"Thomas Fleming gives us an unforgettable story about an immigrant family-his family-as it struggles to find a place in the American century. He shares with us the dreams and heartaches of his parents,…
How Good A General Was George Washington?
A generals ability to inspire his soldiers is not to be discounted, and George Washington unquestionably had that gift. But in the final analysis, the great military men and women of history are rated on their ability to conceive a winning strategy…
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