Robert Middlekauff, Preston Hotchkiss Professor of American History, University of California at Berkeley (Emeritus)
""[A] tour de force. Middlekauff has the admirable ability to capture historical truths in vivid images and memorable phrases.... Middlekauff's empathy enhances this massive book's cumulative power. The cause was glorious; the book is too."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World"
""This is narrative history at its best, written in a conversational and engaging style.... A major revision and expansion of a popular history of the American Revolutionary period."—Library Journal"
""The reader in search of a wide-ranging overview of the Revolution would be better off turning to any number of earlier books (from Trevelyan's classic 'American Revolution' to more recent works like 'The Glorious Cause' by Robert Middlekauff)."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, in a review of 1776"