Revolutionary War Author and Historian
by Norm Desmarais
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Norman Desmarais carefully lays out the geographic and strategic contexts of each struggle and develops their human dimensions with anecdotes and stories. -Conveniently organized by geographic location -Maps and photos help retrace each battle in detail -Websites noted for numerous historical organizations -Abundant references to visitor centers, museums, and actual battleground site
Norman Desmarais, professor emeritus at Providence College, lives in Lincoln, RI. He is an active re-enactor, a member of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment, Le Regiment Bourbonnais, and the Brigade of the American Revolution. He is editor-in-chief of The Brigade Dispatch, the journal the Brigade of the American Revolution and the author of Battlegrounds of Freedom, The Guide to the American Revolutionary War (6-volumes), and The Guide to the American Revolutionary War at Sea 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 6800 French troops to America in July 1780. It is the first known service newspaper published by an expeditionary force.