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Iron Tears: America’s Battle for Freedom, Britain’s Quagmire: 1775-1783
By Stanley Weintraub. ISBN 0-7432-2687-9. Copyright 2005. Hardcover with 375 pages plus 16 glossy black and white pages of photographs, drawings, and maps.
Finalist for the 2006 George Washington Book Prize.
Iron Tears renders an unprecedented account of the fight for American independence through British eyes, while dramatically narrating the battles that were waged across the Atlantic from Lexington to Yorktown and beyond. As the general, whom the British snobbishly and demeaningly referred to as “Mr. Washington,” rallied to keep his ragged and overmatched Continentals together and create a nation, “iron tears” fell from redcoat muskets and cannons, as well as from the demoralized eyes of the defeated British.