Book Reviews + Media Coverage

Reporting the Revolutionary War Reviews + Media

  • Best American Revolution Book of 2012 – New York American Revolution Round Table
  • Amazon #1 Best Seller (Revolution & Founding, Revolutionary, 18th Century and Propaganda and Political Psychology categories – consistently remained a No. 1 best seller in at least one Amazon category for nearly four months)
  • Amazon Top 50 Best Sellers (History and Political & Social Sciences categories)
  • Barnes & Noble “Best Books of 2012
  • Barnes & Noble Top 50: Book Bestsellers
  • Special Recognition – 2013 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Awards
  • “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 magazine
  • “I’ve seen nothing like it and I’ve been studying the Revolution since 1955.” – Thomas Fleming, author of 20 nonfiction books, many on the American Revolution
  • Reporting the Revolutionary War is one seriously impressive package… a must-have” –Armchair General Magazine
  • “Reporting the Revolutionary War is a veritable time machine in book form, transporting the reader to an era of great uncertainty, and years of drastic change! Highly recommended, especially for public library American History and Journalism collections.” –Midwest Book Review’s Library Bookwatch
  • “An intriguing real-time look at the American Revolution… lavishly illustrated… Andrlik artfully directs… these pages charmingly return us to a troublesome time… an impressive cache of primary-source documents, normally the province of scholars, presented here in an entertaining, aesthetically pleasing fashion guaranteed to entice general readers.” – Kirkus Book Reviews
  • “Time has a way of condensing major historical events into a few key moments, with one-dimensional, legendary figures at the forefront. In his new book, author and archivist Todd Andrlik gives life and depth to one such event — the American Revolution. He uses newspaper reporting from that era to provide a sense of the Revolution as it actually unfolded.” – National Public Radio
  • “[A] distinctive volume on how the American Revolution was presented at the time…the format and presentation provide a useful supplement for those interested in the American Revolution in general or Revolutionary War newspapers in particular. ” – Library Journal
  • “It’s no wonder Reporting the Revolutionary War made it onto so many best-book lists. It’s a great idea and a fantastic read… Reporting the Revolutionary War is no dry recitation of facts… consider it a bit of historic voyeurism.” –Antiques Week
  • “This may be the most revolutionary book to come out in a long, long time. Reading the newspapers, and the historical essays, is to watch history unfold as readers during the Revolutionary War would have read it; without the history being distorted by the mists of 230+ years. It is a great adventure story to rank with the greatest of all time. It is not often that someone has the chance to create something new, and this book is something entirely new. Todd Andrlik and Neil Armstrong have something in common – going where no one else has ever gone before.” – Hugh T. Harrington, author of several history books
  • “I was… shocked by the brilliance of the book’s method and purpose, not to mention its sheer beauty. Books like this do not come along very often… Utterly brilliant, beautiful, fascinating and one-of-a-kind!” –Nathan T. (Amazon review)
  • Selected by Barnes & Noble as one of Sallye’s History Picks
  • Selected by Military Review as its September-October 2012 as its recommended title
  • Selected by American Profile as one of its Editor’s Picks
  • “A look back in time and tell the story of the battle for independence unlike any version that has been told.” – Military Review
  • “A coffee-table book with serious substance.” – Boston 1775
  • “In Reporting the Revolutionary War, Todd Andrlik has gathered a remarkable trove of newspapers, broadsheets, private correspondence, and battlefield reports that lets us experience the sparks of revolution the way the colonists did.” – Military Book Club

Select Media Coverage (as seen in)

  • Slate (July 3, 2013)
  • Mount Vernon (June 2013)
  • Library Journal (October 1, 2012)
  • Kirkus Book Reviews (November 15, 2012)
  • Booklist (December 15, 2012)
  • NPR – Weekend Edition Sunday (November 25, 2012)
  • CNN Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien (December 5, 2012)
  • BookTV CSPAN (December 23, 2012)
  • NPR – Here and Now, WBUR (December 5, 2012)
  • WNYC-FM The Leonard Lopate Show (December 4, 2012)
  • WHYY Newsworks (December 4, 2012)
  • Boston Globe (December 16, 2012)
  • Armchair General (February/March 2013)
  • American History (February 2013)
  • American Spirit (January/February 2013)
  • Journal of the Early Americas (December/January 2013)
  • Military Review (October 1, 2012)
  • Chicago Tribune (October 21, 2012)
  • (November 26, December 17, December 1, October 29, 2012)
  • The Junto, (December 12, 2012)
  • Associated Press feature (November 24, 2012), as seen in Associated Press feature (11/24)-Wall Street Journal Online, Houston Chronicle Online, Connecticut Post Online, WSHM-TV Online, Greenwich Time Online, Daily Heraldf  Online, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY Post, Metro West Daily News, Sunday Register Citizen, Press-Enterprise, Battle Creek Enquirer, Boston Globe Online, Stamford Advocate Online, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Online,, Sunday Advertiser, Daily News Journal, Sunday Gazette, Eagle-Tribune, Post-Star Sunday, Press-Republican, Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, Watertown Daily Times
  • Associated Press holiday books gift guide (November 21, 2012) as seen in Yahoo News!, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle Online, Anchorage Daily News, Press-Enterprise, Herald-Dispatch, Salina Journal, Seattle Times Online, New Orleans Times-Picayune Online, Salon, Sacramento Bee Online, Fresno Bee Online, New Hampshire Journal, Ithaca Journal, Palladium-Item, Journal and Courier, Texarkana Gazette, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Daily Republic, Clinton Herald, Brainerd Dispatch, Daily Record, Press-Republican, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Great Falls Tribune, The Reporter, Observer-Dispatch, Oneida Daily Dispatch, Antigo Daily Journal, Daily Advance, Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Journal News Sunday, Sunday Kenosha News, Tribune, Jackson Citizen Patriot. Leader-Telegram, Kalamazoo Gazette, The News Sentinel, Odessa American, Herald-Citizen, Norfolk Daily News, Lawrence Journal-World, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Watertown Daily Times, Press-Enterprise, Journal Star, Grand Forks Herald, Herald Bulletin, Grand Rapids Press, Sunday Chronicle, South Arkansas Sunday News, Marietta Daily Journal, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Flint Journal, Middletown Press, Journal Inquirer, Latrobe Bulletin, The Recorder, The Daily Home, Kingsport Times-News, Naples Daily News, Tyler Courier Times Telegraph, Townsend Times, Shirley Oracle, Groton Landmark, Pepperell Free Press, Public Spirit, Harvard Hillside
  • FOX 5 DC (December 7, 2012)
  • The Josh Tolley Show
  • And much more… Kudos + Comments

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