Coming soon to a bookstore near you!
Willard Sterne Randall’s name should be familiar to anyone with an interest in early United States history. He has written biographies of Ethan Allen, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson and other notables. His latest book departs from the biographical side of history for a broader look at America’s long struggle to become an independent nation. Surprisingly, that struggle doesn’t end with the Revolutionary War, but extends through the War of 1812, according to Randall.
The book is titled UNSHACKLING AMERICA: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution. It is a deeply researched, penetrating and exciting tale.
I am proud to say that I had a small part in the making of the Unshackling, as Will asked me to create two maps for the book.
“Randall brings to life the violent skirmishes that played out in the name of trade on sea, lake, and land.” —Publishers Weekly
The book is due out this coming Tuesday, June 27. You should be able to get a copy locally at the Vermont Book Shop in Middelbury.