Book Review of “Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution through British Eyes”

April 26th, 2020 On Our Shelves

Reviewed by David Price, Washington Crossing Historic Park Historical Interpreter

This is one of two books at the Washington Crossing Historic Park gift shop that tell the story of the Revolution from the British point of view. The other is The Men Who Lost America by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, previously reviewed by yours truly and highly recommended.

This work is written in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative, particularly with respect to the various personages—American as well as British—that the author examines.

Hibbert’s narrative flows nicely throughout his thoroughly detailed and comprehensive account of the struggle, and it is informed by an extensive list of sources.

This is a well-crafted story by a prolific author whose published work includes a long list of books on historical and biographical subjects with an international flavor, primarily European in focus.

If you relish history and have a particular interest in our war of independence, you are guaranteed to enjoy Hibbert’s telling of it.