The American Revolutionary War was an event that changed the path of nations. The birth of the United States of America signaled a deadly struggle that cost the lives of thousands of American and British soldiers. The conflict between the mother country, Britain, and the colonist didn't start overnight; it was series of events over a decade that finally led to the first shots being fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord. This bitter war would drag on for years with battlegrounds scattered up and down the eastern seaboard of the w United States - few were spared the effects of the war. Men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin would prove to be key individuals that helped turn what seemed like a certain defeat for the colonists into a victory over the most powerfully military force in the world. The long running conflict between the British and the French worked to the American's favor, as the French were key allies in the war and helped to turn the tide in the favor of the beleaguered Continental Army. It would take more than eight long years from the first shot being fired to the final peace treaty being signed before this bloody chapter of America would close. Buy the book The American Revolutionary War - A Short History and learn about the traumatic events that formed the most powerful and important nation in the history of the world. 30 Minute Book Series Welcome to the fifth book in the 30 Minute Book Series. Each book in the series is fast paced, well written, accurate, and covers the story in as much detail as a short book allows. In less than an hour, you can read or listen to the book; it is a perfect companion for a lunch hour or a nice distraction for a train ride home from work. About the Author Doug West is a retired engineer, small business owner, and an experienced n-fiction writer with several books to his credit. His writing interests are general, with special expertise in science, biographies, numismatics, and How To topics. Doug has a Ph.D. in General Engineering from Oklahoma State University.