This is a comprehensive collection of over 120 pieces by more than 70 Revolution-era writers from both sides of the War of Independence. Containing letters, speeches, and newspaper articles, this text contains eyewitness accounts of just about every significant development during the Revolution. The book spans writing from Paul Revere's personal account of his famous ride in April 1775 and to a description of George Washington's resignation from the command of the Continental Army in December 1783. The authors range from the famous (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine) to more obscure American and British observers of signal events. Perfect for academics or those who have an interest in the American Revolution. 874 pages, hardcover.