This is a time period that I have always been interested in but have never really delved into. Unfortunately this early part of American history is not well taught and I would hazard to guess that most Americans would have no idea that the war lasted 8 years or that the seeds for rebellion were planted during French and Indian War. I have a been trying to make up for my educational lack in that regard.
Since I'm interested in gaming the period my initial purchases reflect that. I had a stray Osprey book on King George's Army, another uniform book by Kiley (which apparently is somewhat in accurate but its probably sufficient for my purposes) and the two Greg Novak books that contain some history as well as orders of battles. While some people really wax poetic about the Novak books, I'm not impressed with the layout. The information is great but the books could be a bit more readable and they are quite expensive for their size. My last one is kind of a light look at clothing of the period, more from the viewpoint of a reenactor.
I have a good list of about 10 books for both a general overview of the period along with some that get more specific. Looking forward to do a little reading!
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