Readers who have enjoyed Mr. O’Donnell’s earlier books will not be disappointed with this one ... Mr. O’Donnell’s prose is efficient. The book’s 40 snappy chapters complement his fast-paced writing. He is at his best when it comes to warfare and its apparatus, on land and at sea. Maps help situate the action, as does additional context ... Outside the theater of war, occasional inconsistencies and minor errors creep in ... Still, those seeking a detailed, reliable account of the War for American Independence’s earliest years—one that embraces its nautical dimensions—will find it here.
The Revolutionary War achievements of a Massachusetts regiment that, while not necessarily indispensable, deserves this admirable history ... an expert history ... A vivid account of an impressive Revolutionary War unit and a can’t-miss choice for fans of O’Donnell’s previous books.
... comprehensive ... O’Donnell also offers fresh insights into obscure yet crucial engagements at New York’s Throgs Neck and White Plains, and New Jersey’s Assunpink Creek. Revolutionary War buffs will delight in the copious details and vivid battle scenes.