They Came Three Thousand Miles and Died: The American War of Independence
The American War of Independence was a long and arduous fight by a young nation to break free of outside control. Tony Maclachlan, having already written extensively on the Civil Wars closer to home in Hampshire and Wiltshire, now continues to focus on the struggles, victories and defeats of the American forces. Maclachlan recounts the causes and politics of the War, bringing the battles to life with anecdotes, data and maps. He explains the wider campaign and the individual strategies employed, as well as providing detail on the people involved. The result is an informative and enjoyable read which leaves the reader in no doubt as to Maclachlan’s knowledge and enthusiasm of this fascinating struggle for independence. With maps designed and produced by Rowanvale Books and personal touches throughout, this text will appeal to a wide audience. It provides key information that would perfectly suit college and university courses covering American History, war gaming societies and any general reader who wishes to learn more about this turning point in history. With such obvious passion for his subject, Maclachlan’s They Came Three Thousand and Died will no doubt grip the reader and leave them in anticipation of the final instalment in this trilogy.