DON TROIANI?S SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Author: Don Troiani, artist; text by James L. Kochan
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 2007
Vibrant color paintings illustrate soldiers & battles of the war. Color photos of seldom-seen period artifacts such as uniforms, weapons, & other equip. 59 color paintings, 212 color photos; 9x12 inches, 192 pgs.
* Vibrant color paintings illustrate soldiers and battles of the war
* Color photos of seldom-seen period artifacts such as uniforms, weapons, and other equipment
In this collection, renowned artist Don Troiani teams up with leading artifact historian James L. Kochan to present the American Revolution as it has existed only in our imaginations: in living color.
From Bunker Hill to Yorktown, from Washington to Cornwallis, from the Minute Men to the Black Watch, these pages are packed with scenes of grand action and great characters, recreated in the vivid blues and reds that defined the Revolutionary era. Troiani?s depictions of these legendary fife-and-drum soldiers are based on firsthand accounts and, wherever possible, surviving artifacts. Scores of color photographs of these objects--many of them from private collections and seen here for the very first time--accompany the paintings. Items range from muskets and beautifully ornate swords to more unique pieces such as badges with unit insignia or patriotic slogans and Baron von Steuben?s liquor chest.
More than just a glimpse into a world long past, this is the closest the modern reader can get to experiencing the Revolutionary War firsthand.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?Created by a veritable ?dream team? of Revolutionary War experts, this exciting new book is highly recommended.? -- Stuart C. Mowbray, editor, Man at Arms for the Gun Collector magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
Don Troiani?s paintings have appeared in numerous national collections, including the National Park Service, West Point, and the Smithsonian, and in such publications as American Heritage and Smithsonian. His earlier books include Don Troiani?s Soldiers in America, Don Troiani?s Civil War, Don Troiani?s Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War, and Don Troiani?s American Battles.
James L. Kochan, former curator at Morristown National Historical Park and director of collections at Mount Vernon, is considered by many to be the eminent authority on American military dress and accoutrements from 1754 to 1848. He is coauthor of Don Troiani?s Soldiers in America.