Derek W. Beck continues his groundbreaking narrative into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the Revolutionary War. Sweeping readers from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the triumphs and tribulations of one of America’s greatest military leaders, George Washington, The War Before Independence: 1775–1776 features a vast amount of new investigative research. A historically accurate, narrative nonfiction that includes the Boston Campaign and the epic battle for Quebec, it is destined to become a vital work of great importance to the collective American conscience.
Derek W. Beck is an historian whose history writing has appeared in multiple history journals, scholarly works, and reviews and has been cited by the Boston Globe among other publications. He is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, and is the recipient of numerous medals and awards for his achievements. Beck's education includes a Master of Science degree in Engineering & Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Vicky.