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* A terrific new map of the battleground area

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Welcome to, a website for Barnet Schecter's provocative book The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution.

"Barnet Schecter proposes a radical revision of the way we think about the American Revolution. The first battle was at Lexington and the last was at Yorktown, but Schecter argues forcefully that New York City was the hub and that that is how George Washington and the British high command thought of it. A provocative book."
-Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington

This website features:

  • details about the book
  • a biography of the author, Barnet Schecter
  • the prologue from The Battle for New York
  • a gallery of historical images, including key military figures; famous and infamous spies; and detailed maps and battle plans
  • an extensively researched walking tour of historic sites in New York and surrounding areas
  • advance comments and reviews from early media and admirers
  • links to other websites focusing on the American Revolution

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