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The American Revolution as you’ve never seen it before!

Published November 1, 2012, Reporting the Revolutionary War is the culmination of five years of research, curating, writing and editing. In February 2013, it was named Best American Revolution Book of 2012 by the New York American Revolution Round Table. Reporting the Revolutionary War is on sale at all fine booksellers and direct links to some merchants are provided on this page.

  • 400 full-color pages
  • Hundreds of original American Revolution newspapers, covering scores of events
  • Eyewitness accounts from travelers, merchants and soldiers
  • American and British, Patriot and Loyalist perspectives
  • 37 historian contributors, providing contextual analysis of the newspapers
  • Experience the Revolution the way the colonists did — in their very own town newspapers
  • Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Barnes & Noble
  • Awarded the Best American Revolution Book of 2012 by the New York Revolutionary War Round Table
  • “I’ve seen nothing like it and I’ve been studying the Revolution since 1955… You didn’t have to hold rallies [during the Revolution], you were rallying them with this journalism.” -Thomas Fleming, author of 20 nonfiction books, many on the American Revolution
  • “Americans can now see a different side of the birth of our country, as it was reported in real-time by the journalists of the day… a fascinating account of Americans who witnessed the war unfold firsthand as it happened.” -Soledad O’Brien, CNN Starting Point
  • “This is ‘ you are there’ history at its best… [Reporting the Revolutionary War] lets us see and feel how events unfolded for the people who lived them.” -American History
  • “The events of the Revolutionary War may seem like ye olde news to today’s history students, but they were breaking news to people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and newspapers were the main source of information. Some historians theorize there would have been no American Revolution without the era’s newspapers…” -Associated Press