The Best Books About the Revolutionary War

Every elementary school history class begins with the American beginning: The Revolutionary War. But there’s so much more detail than what can be covered in the limited time we have in the classroom. We’ve compiled a robust list of books about the Revolutionary War, from the divisive relationships between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison or George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to the first Black regiment, to the lesser-known heroes in between.


Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.