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Shill’s Books
"At the Sign of the Ram"
A Division of Continental Consulting
195 Sterling Place Highland NY 12528-2021

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       We specialize in books about the Northern campaigns of the American War of Independence (Canada, Lake Champlain, New-York, New-Jersey, and Philadelphia). Other subject areas in our growing catalog include the British army, material culture, living history, and a new one on the French & Indian War.
       In addition, one of our newest lines features guide books for historians & travelers. A second line features books on spies, spy rings & spycraft. Both of these lines have become extremely popular and we expect them to grow in popularity. We are also carrying a small collection of Osprey Books. These books are an ideal reference resource for living historians, military history enthusiasts, model makers and wargamers. Since they cross over so many periods and subjects, we have decided to bundle them together.



  • Miscellaneous Offerings
  • The Early Revolution in the North
  • The NY-NJ Campaign of 1776
  • The Campaigns of 1777
  • 18th C British Military
  • Material Culture
  • The French & Indian War (The 7-Years War in N.America)
  • The Non-Combatants
  • Living History
  • Guide Books for History & Travel
  • Spies, Spy Rings & Spycraft
  • Special Collection of Osprey Titles





  • Guide Books for History & Travel


    The New American Revolution Handbook,
    by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron
          This remarkable new handbook makes studying the Revolutionary War simple and pleasurable. The authors use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, tables, charts, and dozens of drawings to trace the history of the Revolution from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender in 1783.
          The New American Revolution Handbook includes a wide range of topics and subjects, many of which are ignored or glossed over in traditional texts. In addition to the traditional study of battles and campaigns, Savas and Dameron provide topical focus on such subjects as women, Native Americans, African Americans, the Dutch, the Germans, the Spanish, the French, technology, numbers and losses, and much more. The handbook also covers military organizations, the armies and navies, commanders on both sides, and references and recommendations for additional detailed research. Experienced readers will readily identify the value of ship lists, organizational charts, and flags of the war. Never before has so much invigorating material been packed into such an easy-to-read book.
          Exciting, informative, educational, and highly motivating, This little handbook will be an especially useful tool for both students and teachers. As a quick fact reference book or as a leisure read, it will provide hours of exploration and immersion into a fascinating world at war that continues to impact our lives today.

    [SB-Handbook]

    168 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $15.00
    Shipped in New York State. $18.00




    [SB-Guide]

    A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution,
    by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron
          This is one of the first comprehensive accounts of nearly every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded beyond the Appalachian Mountains in April 1783--nearly two years after the siege of Yorktown in 1781. In between were six long years of bitter fighting on land and at sea. The wide variety of combats blanketed the North American continent from Canada to the Southern colonies, from the winding coastal lowlands to beyond the Appalachian Mountains, from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean, and from the British Isles to the Gulf Coast.
          This guide presents the war’s conflicts in a unique way, where each entry offers a wide and rich—but consistent template of information to make it easy for readers to find exactly what they are seeking. The body of each entry offers both a Colonial and British perspective of the unfolding military situation, a detailed and unbiased account of the fighting that transpired, a discussion of numbers and losses, an assessment of the consequences of the battle, and what (if anything) remains to be seen where the fighting occurred. Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading. Many entries are supported and enriched by original maps.

    434 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $20.00
    Shipped in New York State. $23.00




    [Fightling]

    Fighting the American Revolution Tactics, Battle & Battlefields,
    by Wade Houston
    A wonderful overview of the fighting during the American Revolution. The strategies, tactics, weapons, battles and key military leaders are all expertly explained. Additionally, Mr. Houston has personally done all the leg-work, traveling to the military parks and battle sites, to provide directions, highlights and full-color photographs of these locations today. This manuscript was originally developed to aid U.S. Army officers in conducting staff rides and visits to American Revolutionary War sites.

    104 pages. Illustrated. Perfect Paperback. $17.00
    Shipped in New York State. $19.00






    [BGrounds] Battlegrounds of Freedom: A Historical Guide to the Battlefields of the War of American Independence,
    by Norman Desmarais

    This is a fascinating travelogue through the battles of the American Revolutionary War, inviting readers to re-enact each battle vicariously exactly where and how it was fought. Norman Desmarais meticulously approaches the war event by event. He presents concise and understandable narratives of the military operations that took place at the sites covered in the book. For each site, driving directions, web sites, and other information for visitors are included. An extensive selection of black-and-white maps and photographs to aid the reader in retracing the conflict that shaped American history. Websites are noted for numerous historical organizations throught the book and there are abundant references to visitor centers, museums, and actual battleground sites. Battlegrounds Of Freedom is a vital resource that is useful to historians and casual readers alike.

    241 pages. Softcover. $25.00
    Shipped in New York State. $28.00






    Guide to the American Revolutionary War Series


    The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in Canada and New England: Battles, Raids, and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           In this first guide book of the series, Mr. Desmarais covers 403 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War in Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, many of which do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. It also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. The work also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    241 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $22.00
    Shipped in New York State. $23.00

           [ND-Canada]


    The Guide to the American Revoutionary War In New York: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           Mr. Desmarais covers 602 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War, many of which do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. It also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. The work also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    261 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $23.00
    Shipped in New York State. $26.00

           [ND-NewYork]


    The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New Jersey: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New Jersey: Battles, Raids, and Skirmishes covers 1013 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War, many of which do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. It also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. The work also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    288 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $23.00
    Shipped in New York State. $26.00

           [ND-NewJersey]


    The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           This guide covers 572 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War, many of which do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. It also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. The work also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    557 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $30.00
    Shipped in New York State. $34.00

           [ND-Penns]


    The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in South Carolina: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           Covering 665 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War, in South Carolina alone, this guide intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. Many of these engagements have not been covered, even in the most detailed history books. This work also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. It also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    One (1) Copy in Stock
    408 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $38.00
    Shipped in New York State. $42.00

           [ND-SC]


    The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in the Deep South and on the Frontier: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes,
    by Norman Desmarais
           The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in the Deep South and on the Frontier covers 436 battles, raids and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Many of these actions do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It intends to provide comprehensive, if not exhaustive, coverage of the military engagements of the American War for Independence. It also aims to serve as a guide to the sites and the military engagements. The work also covers engagements between French or Spanish troops and Crown forces as well as raids by Native Americans instigated or led either by British officers and agents or by Congressional forces.

    Special Order Only
    342 pages. Illustrated Softcover. $30.00
    Shipped in New York State. $34.00

           [ND-Deep]



        [Desmarias]


           Author NORMAN DESMARAIS, professor emeritus at Providence College, is an active living historian and the current editor-in-chief of The Brigade Dispatch, the journal the Brigade of the American Revolution. He is the author of Battlegrounds of Freedom, the 6-volume The Guide to the American Revolutionary War, and The Guide to the American Revolutionary War at Sea and Overseas (in preparation) which covers more than 10,500 actions. He has also translated the Gazette Françoise, the French newspaper published in Newport, RI by the French fleet that brought the Count de Rochambeau and 5800 French troops to America in July 1780. It is the first known service newspaper published by an expeditionary force.




       




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