Searching for Yankee Doodle, Washington’s Soldiers in the American Revolution

Robert A. Mayers’ latest book, Searching for Yankee Doodle, Washington’s Soldiers in the American Revolution, is now available. This work reveals exactly who the common soldiers were, what it was that inspired them to endure such appalling hardships and what their life was like before, during and after the war.

Vastly different opinions have been offered over the years by historians concerning the true image of the most essential element of the War for Independence-the common foot soldier. For most of America’s history little was known about the identity of these men, why they fought and how the war affected their lives. A few were known for their exploits in battle, but most Yankee Doodles appear only on lists of thousands of shadowy names published by each state. Yet the men of the Continental Army were the people most responsible for achieving America’s independence.

Who were they? Reading their words and tracking their actions day to day brings these soldiers to life. Experience the emotions, attitudes and behavior of these valiant warriors. Historian Bob Mayers unravels the lives of the “grunts,” “doughboys” and “GIs” of our most important war.

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