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This Destructive WarThis Destructive War

The British Campaign in the Carolinas, 1780-1782

John S. Pancake

Narrated by Douglas R. Pratt

Available from Audible

Book published by University of Alabama Press

An exciting and accurate portrayal of the military action in the southern colonies that led to a new American nation.

A companion to Pancake’s study of the northern campaign, 1777: The Year of the Hangman, this volume deals with the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Together, the two books constitute a complete history of the Revolutionary War.

Pancake tells a gripping story of the southern campaign, the scene of a grim and deadly guerilla war. In the savage internecine struggle, Americans fought Americans with a fierceness that appalled even a veteran like General Nathanael Greene.

General readers as well as scholars and students of the American Revolution will welcome anew this classic, definitive study of the campaign in the Carolinas.

John S. Pancake (1920-1986) was a native of Virginia, Professor of History at The University of Alabama, and author of studies on Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.


“Utilizing extensive manuscript collections, John Pancake explains not why the colonists won the War of Independence, but rather why the British lost. Yorktown, he argues, was not the result of a momentary oversight by the British navy, but the final consequence of the longstanding failure of British military and political leadership.”

Journal of Southern History

“Pancake has given us a well-researched and beautifully—and tightly—written book.”

The Florida Historical Quarterly

“Anchored by Pancake's reflections on weaponry, military organization, tactics, and the lives of ordinary soldiers in both armies, this book emerges as a fresh, intricate story, full of dread and derring-do.”


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