The War for American Independence in Maine
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"Although Leamon has a sobering tale to tell, he narrates it so lucidly, concisely, and vividly that Revolution Downeast is a compelling read. Leamon brings an impressive clarity to his narration of the war's diverse and often chaotic events, interweaving the social, political, cultural and the military into a compelling picture."—New England Quarterly
"A useful, well-cited exploration of Maine as an entity tied to Massachusetts... This well-written work flows through the Stamp act crises, the onset of revolution, military activity, British occupation, and the efforts toward statehood without being cumbersome. Of particular interest is the constant reference to trading with the enemy permitted by both sides and the importance of the naval-oriented timber trade."—Choice