First printing of The War of American Independence by Don Higginbotham. Octavo, xvi, 509pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed blue. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Complete with nine full page maps, illustrations and relevant photographs. In publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped, light wear along top edge, some toning, otherwise bright illustrations.
Comments: From The Macmillan Wars of the United States series, which began in 1967 and were edited by Dr. Louis Morton of Dartmouth University. Scholars consider some of these works to be the best single-volume histories of the relevant conflict in print. Highlights include: The War of American Independence by Don Higginbotham, Arms for Empire by Douglas Leach, President Wilson Fights His War by Harvey DeWeerd and Blood on the Border by Clarence Clendenen.