"1776" by David McCullough. It's a fantastic, albeit traditional, recounting of the events during the early years of the American Revolution. It also does a great job of giving a British imperial perspective on events as well which is something most histories of the Revolution leave out. I'll be dorking out to this book for a third time over the summer. -Mr. Anderson
1776: The Illustrated Edition by David McCullough In 1776, David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation's struggle, readers learned of the greatest defeats, providential fortune, and courageous triumphs of George Washington and his bedraggled army. Now, in 1776: The Illustrated Edition, the efforts of the Continental Army are made even more personal, as an excerpted version of the original book is paired with letters, maps, and seminal artwork.