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Offline GibbyG

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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2021, 03:32:17 PM »
Thanks for the rebuttal glen55.
I myself have never been much into American history. I know more about the American civil war than the revolutionary war of American independence. I really must read for myself one day. Perhaps closer to this threads games release.
I believe the book he read went with a surprise surprise, British Historian's documentary series.

As always I look for bias in sources and seek to balance that bias.

What books did you read by the way?



I read:  Alan Taylor, The Settling of North America and American Revolutions: A Continental History

Robert Middlekoff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution 1963-89, and

Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton and Washington: A Life

And I still feel a little bit at sea about how the Revolution came about, which seems to be a pretty complicated subject. It seems that conditions making it possible developed organically, but it didn't have to happen and perhaps wasn't going to happen until a series of events suddenly propelled it along. The major players pretty universally tended to be reacting to events as opposed to enacting a scheme.


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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2021, 04:26:51 PM »
I really enjoyed John Ferling's Almost a Miracle for a military history of the American Revolution (570 pages).  He also has a companion book on the political history of the war titled A Leap in the Dark.  I've read only bits and pieces of that one (was a library loan). 

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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2021, 11:48:44 AM »
I can second MacPhearson, and also his prior book surrounding the American Revolution, Freedom Just Around the Corner,  both of which are very balanced and detailed.

However, neither book focuses on the wars, but rather are meant to be early histories of the US from first settlers up through the settlement of the 48 states (generally speaking) i.e. up until the start of modern industrialization in the late 19th century. As I recall, the main war for each book lasts for only one or maybe two chapters.
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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2021, 03:21:16 PM »
I can second MacPhearson, and also his prior book surrounding the American Revolution, Freedom Just Around the Corner,  both of which are very balanced and detailed.

However, neither book focuses on the wars, but rather are meant to be early histories of the US from first settlers up through the settlement of the 48 states (generally speaking) i.e. up until the start of modern industrialization in the late 19th century. As I recall, the main war for each book lasts for only one or maybe two chapters.

The first 300 pages of "Battle Cry" deal with the political and strategic situation from about 1840 to 1861.  The remaining 400 or so pages go over the war itself. see table of contents here: https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Cry-Freedom-Civil-War/dp/019516895X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=Battle+Cry+of+Freedom&qid=1582075681&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=cwmonitor-20&linkId=632fe786287b90f2ea173e35b9dc1771&language=en_US&asin=019516895X&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1

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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2021, 08:46:35 PM »
Is this game still a thing any more?

I know Gamelabs was recently acquired by Stillfront Inc and don't know how things are going to progress from there as much of Stillfronts business model is free to play stuff and play by subscription. I can't see many gamers being happy with that.
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Re: Ultimate General: American Revolution
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2021, 11:27:05 AM »
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