This book examines the strategies pursued by the Colonies and the other combatants in the American War for Independence, placing the conflict in its proper global context.
Many do not realize the extent to which the 1775 colonial rebellion against British rule escalated into a global conflict. Collectively, this volume examines the strategies pursued by the American Colonies, Great Britain, France, Spain, and Holland, and the League of Armed Neutrality, placing the military, naval, and diplomatic elements of the struggle in their proper global context. Moreover, assessing how each nation prosecuted their respective wars provides lessons for current students of strategic studies and military and naval history.
This book will be of great interest to students of strategic studies, American history, Military History and political science in general.
Donald Stoker is Professor of Strategy and Policy for the US Naval War College's Monterey Program in Monterey, California. He joined the Strategy and Policy faculty in 1999 and has taught both in Monterey and Newport.
Kenneth J. Hagan, Professor Emeritus, the U.S. Naval Academy, is currently Professor of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Naval War College's Monterey Program.
Michael T. McMaster is a Professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Monterey. He is a retired U.S. Navy Commander.
`A thoroughly competent, multifaceted collection of essays that throw light on a complex campaign and which, as a bonus for modernists, raise uncomfortable questions about current campaigns as well.' - Geoffrey Till, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 22, 2, June 2011
'Strategy in the American War of Independence is a fine work that makes a solid contribution to both history and strategic studies.' - C. Dale Walton, Comparative Strategy, Vol. 30, 4, October 2011
'A unique product that contains insightful analysis for those attempting to understand the strategic context of the American Revolution from the perspectives of both major and minor participants.' - Kevin D. McCranie, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, 283, April 2011
'Edited volumes often suffer from repitition in their attempt to provide a common theme. This book does not because the authors frequently disagree in detail, demonstrating the full range of interconnected research and how scholars differ in their interpretation of this multi-faceted conflict.' - Gene Allen Smith, Journal of Military History, Vol. 75, 3, July 2011