American Revolutionary War Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

This massive biographical reference work covers both well-known and obscure figures from a variety of backgrounds including soldiers, politicians, plantation owners, farmers, and more. Information is included for officers of the Continental Army, Navy, and Marines; leaders of state militias, for whom much information has been previously inaccessible; the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and its framers; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the women who were instrumental during the Revolution. Entries describe each individual from birth to death and provide genealogical information when available.

About the Author(s)

Bud Hannings oversees Seniram Publishing Incorporated, a company specializing in U.S. military history, and has written several major reference books for McFarland. He lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Bud Hannings
Format: hardcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 558
Bibliographic Info: 152 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4379-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5459-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

The Biographies      5

Signers of the Declaration of Independence and Signers and Framers of the U.S. Constitution      507
Bibliography      509
Index      517

Book Reviews & Awards

“a convenient and wide-ranging resource that would be a useful addition to the history reference collection of academic and large public libraries—Booklist;
“the main value of this volume are the entries on the lesser-known and obscure figures…should also be commended for his persistence in trying to track down so many unknown individuals…recommended”—Library Journal;
“excellent…a monumental compilation of well-written and painstakingly researched biographies…a tremendous and timely resource”—School Library Journal;
“informative…comprehensive and definitive…impressive…highly recommended”—The Midwest Book Review;
“an exceptional resume of historical reference works…superb…amazing detail…an insightful and entertaining look into the great leaders”—Leatherneck Magazine;
“a useful addition to other recent sources on the Revolution”—ARBA;
“thoroughly-researched”—Reference & Research Book News.