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eBook John Peebles' American War (Publications of the Army Records Society, Vol. 13) download ISBN: 0811708810
Author: Ira D. Gruber,John Peebles
Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1st edition (July 1, 1998)
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John Peebles, an officer in the famed Royal Highland Regiment was unfortunately one of the few soldiers of the British to keep an everyday diary of his life during the American Revolution. His diary begins in Europe when his regiment is mustering up soldiers to fight overseas in America.

John Peebles, an officer in the famed Royal Highland Regiment was unfortunately one of the few soldiers of the British to keep an everyday diary of his life during the American Revolution. It is fascinating to see how the British Army was preparing for war against "the colonists".

John Peebles' American War book. John Peebles' American War: The Diary of a Scottish Grenadier, 1776-1782 (Publications of the Army Records Society, Vol. 13). ISBN. 0811708810 (ISBN13: 9780811708814).

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The Army Records Society is a text publication society for the history of the British Army. It was established in 1984  . John Peebles’ American War, 1776-1782 Professor Ira Gruber. It was established in 1984 Contents. 1 Selected publications. 18th Century volumes. 19th Century volumes. The Journal of Corporal William Todd, 1745-1762 Andrew Cormack & Alan Jones. Amherst and the Conquest of Canada Dr Richard Middleton. Military Miscellany II: The Journal of Sergeant John Wilson, 1694-1727 Dr David Chandler with Christopher Scott.

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Request PDF On May 1, 2000, Stephen Conway and others published John Peebles' American War: The Diary of a Scottish Grenadier, 1776-1782. What I will be arguing is that a study of the connections between theatre, performance and theatricality allows us to model the disparate forces at work in a society experiencing the irreversible social and political changes of war.

Volume 13. John Peebles' American War, 1776-1782. helped form and sustain friendships within the officer corps; and the regular exchange of correspondence which kept up morale and morals.

& 1 color photo & 12 b/w drawings & 5 x 8 . Written by an officer of the famed Royal Highland Regiment (the Black Watch) & The most extensive British officer's diary of the American Revolution Like many of his fellow officers, John Peebles kept a diary throughout his military career. Unlike the diaries of his contemporaries, however, Peebles' covers nearly six years of the campaign in America, providing precise details of engagements such as Fort Washington, Brandywine, Monmouth, Verplanks Point, Charlestown, and Yorktown. But Peebles did far more than describe great events: His diary is as remarkable for its descriptions of the celebrations of the queen's birthday at Newport in 1777 as it is for its account of the taking of Fort Washington in 1776. Ira D. Gruber is a professor of history at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He has studied, taught, and written about the American Revolution for more than 30 years.
Comments: (4)
Sarin
I purchased this book for a friend, but became so engrossed in it before I gave it away, that my wife bought me another copy some years later. This book is exceptional for history buffs, professors, teachers, anyone interested in history, especially a personal account of it. I believe the authors do a good job of making it all fit together in a way that lets you read it quite easily.
Bloodray
A great read! Insight into what was going on with British during the Revolution.
Gralsa
This is an outstanding account of the American Revolution by an overlooked point of view, being that of a British Officer. John Peebles, an officer in the famed Royal Highland Regiment was unfortunately one of the few soldiers of the British to keep an everyday diary of his life during the American Revolution. His diary begins in Europe when his regiment is mustering up soldiers to fight overseas in America. It is fascinating to see how the British Army was preparing for war against "the colonists". Peeble's also keeps a quick summary of the things that happened everyday during his tour of duty, from the mondane of standing watch, eating rations, doing paperwork, etc, to the truely gripping accounts of battle. Peeble's had a keen observation of his enemy and of the conduct of his superiors and those that were in his regiment.
Peeble's did his duty for his country and King admirably, however as the years go on (1776-1782) you can begin to see his change of feelings for the war. He begins to question why Great Britain is fighting and he is beginning to have grudging respect for the American "rebels". I am sure that he was one of the vast majority of British soldiers who, after a few years was questioning their country's resolve to end the Revolution. However, Peeble's did his duty and fought without question.
From the everyday account of camp life, battle, observations of Torries, rebels and common folk in the colonies, Peebles provides an invaluable account of what life was like during the Revolution from the opposing point of view.
At the end of the diary the editor does and excellent service and provides the follow up to the key figures of Peeble's diary furnishing what happened to the Generals, soldiers and people of importance after the war.
Overall this is an excellent read and is a MUST have for the serious student and enthusiast of the American Revolution.
Sataxe
A gripping book of one of the first hand accounts of the American Revolution. It is always interesting to read the "enemies" point of view during the time of the Revolution. John Peeble was an astute observer of not only the people of the American continent, but also the landscape and culture of early American society. A great mix of viewpoints of american battles, the Tories, the everyday hardship of being a soldier in an unfamiliar and sometimes hostile land. A MUST READ FOR THE SERIOUS STUDENT/TEACHER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND COLONIAL EXPERIENCE.