An Explorer's Guide to America's Revolutionary War

By Robert M. Dunkerly

464 pp., 5.25 x 8.5, 376 color plates., 41 maps, index, 9 walking tours with maps, 6 in-depth sidebars, 5 lists of dates of importance, 9 Revolutionary city highlights

  • Paperback ISBN: 979-8-2180-0571-9
    Published: November 2022

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Awards & distinctions

Silver Medal, 2023 Lowell Thomas Awards (Guidebook), Society of American Travel Writers

Jam-packed with full-color images, detailed maps, and hundreds of historic sites, An Explorer’s Guide to America’s Revolutionary War is the ultimate travel guide to America’s fight for freedom and democracy. Written by acclaimed historian Robert M. Dunkerly, this indispensable handbook takes you from colonial unrest to full-grown war to the creation of a new nation. The book is the recipient of a Silver Medal in the 2023 Lowell Thomas Awards (Guidebook) from the Society of American Travel Writers. Sidebars highlight important people, significant events, and interesting facts for a deeper understanding of the war. A Taste of History’s chef Walter Staib provides insight into the culinary side with a series of features. Inside you’ll also find:

* Comprehensive information on historic houses, battlefields, churches, monuments, national historic sites, museums, historical markers, and more

* Detailed visitor information on how to visit each site

* 9 walking tours of revolutionary cities with step-by-step directions and colorful maps

* Overview maps for each state that include battles and points of interest, plus detailed battlefield maps that highlight the action

* A list of the 25 most important events to put the war into historical perspective

* A fact-filled chapter providing a Revolutionary War primer

About the Author

Robert M. Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in History from St. Vincent College and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked at nine historic sites, written eleven books and over twenty articles. His research includes archaeology, colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. Dunkerly is currently a Park Ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park.
For more information about Robert M. Dunkerly, visit the Author Page.


"Offers a marvelous journey to historic sites of that period."—Society of American Travel Writers Foundation