Reading Recommendations

Do you enjoy reading books about our signers, the founding fathers, or the Revolutionary War? Are you always looking for books to add to your “to-read” list? If so, this page is for you! We have listed below all of the book recommendations from President General Nancy Wark’s monthly eBlasts and recommendations we have received from members. If you are a member of Goodreads.com, the webmaster has also created a shelf for the adult recommendations and a shelf for the children recommendations.

Do you have a book you would like to recommend? Send it to [email protected].

Emailed recommendations from fellow members

The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson (recommended by Assistant Treasurer Mid Ramsey)

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Cabot Gunning (Sawtucket #3) (recommended by Webmaster Stacey Bohning)

President General’s e-blast recommendations

April 2024

Women Who Would Be Free by Michael William Young

For younger readers: Revolutionary Prudence Wright by Beth Anderson, Illustrations by Susan Reagan

March 2024

This book recommendation comes from South Carolina Governor Robin Rawl, hostess of our Charleston meeting in April. The book is written by Carl Borick, our Friday night speaker.  

A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780 by Carl Borick

February 2024

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis

For younger readers: Leave it to Abigail!: The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams by Barb Rosenstock (author), Elizabeth Baddeley (illustrator)

January 2024

Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution by Christopher S. Wren

For younger readers: Patience Wright: American Sculptor and the Revolutionary Spy by Pegi Deitz Shea, Bethanne Andersen (Illustrations)

December 2023

This month’s book recommendations come from Massachusetts Governor Ellen Brinker.

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff

For younger readers:
Patriots, Redcoats and Spies (1) (American Revolutionary War Adventures by Robert J. Skead)

Submarines, Secrets and Daring Rescue (2) (American Revolutionary War Adventures by Robert J. Skead)

Links to Liberty: Defending the Great Chain at West Point (3) (American Revolutionary War Adventures by Robert J. Skead)

November 2023

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick K. O’Donnell

For younger readers: The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern (Author), Elroy Freem (Illustrator)

October 2023

The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware. By Patrick K. O’Donnell

For younger readers: Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution by Don Brown

September 2023

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan

For younger readers: Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

August 2023

Washington’s Marines by Jason Q. Bohm

For younger readers: “Independent Dames” by Laurie Halse Anderson

July 2023

Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, And The Shaping Of The American Nation By Andrea Wulf

For younger readers: A Revolutionary Field Trip: Poems Of Colonial America By Susan Katz

June 2023

Ten Tea parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot by Joseph Cummins

For younger readers: Celebrate America: A Guide to America’s Greatest Symbols

May 2023

Glory, Passion and Principle: The story of eight remarkable women at the core of the American Revolution by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

For younger readers: Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Santory (Illustror).

April 2023

The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies by David Lee Russell

For younger readers: Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson Patriot Soldier by Beth Anderson

March 2023

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War by Kenneth A. Daigler

For younger readers: Heroes of the Revolution by David A Adler

February 2023

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff

For younger readers: Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Robert J. Skead, Robert A. Skead

January 2023

The Jamestown Brides by Jennifer Potter

For younger readers: Liberty or Death: The American Revolution: 1763-1783 by Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro (Illustrator)

December 2022

The Drillmaster at Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart

For younger readers: Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German baker helped win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff

November 2022

American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of the Revolution by Nina Sankovitch.

For younger readers: Let it Begin Here!: Lexington and Concord: First Battle of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin

October 2022

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

For younger readers: Celebrate America: A Guide to America’s Greatest Symbols by Jill Kalz

September 2022

John Adams by David McCullough

For younger readers: Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Margaret McNamara

August 2022

The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart

For younger readers: Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War rider by Karen Romano Young

July 2022

The Founders’ Fortunes- How money shaped the Birth of America by Willard Sterne Randall

For younger readers: Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta