The Fire of Liberty, Esmond Wright, "The Folio Society, London 1983", beautiful red hardback with wonderful sleeve.
"Who shall write the history of the American Revolution? Who can write it? Who will ever be able to write it?" So ex-president John Adams wrote to ex-president Thomas Jefferson on 30 July 1815. As in any war, fact soon becomes legend, and legend becomes folklore.
"Esmond Wright (5 November 1915, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - 9 August 2003, Masham, North Yorkshire) was an English historian of the United States, Director of the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London from 1971 to 1983, a television personality, and a Conservative politician. Wright had a grammar school education in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before winning an open scholarship to Durham University and, in 1938, a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship to the University of Virginia. He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 1988. In a 1967 by-election, he was returned as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the previously Labour-held seat of Glasgow Pollok. He was defeated by Labour's James White in the 1970 General Election." Wikipedia