This probably isn't book club material but I just came home with a new non-fiction by Thomas B. Allen, called "Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War."
I've been consistently interested in the 1600s and 1700s in the colonies and Britain since I was in elementary school; and in more recent years as a genealogist, I've learned about even more by reading original documents, petitions, court records and the like.
I found Quaker relatives, and English and Scots fighting on either side of the revolution. Even some family members who took no side.
I've known for some time that the revolution wasn't at all like it was presented in school. I think the minimum taught should have been that about a third of the colonists were for the war, a third were for loyalty to the King, and a third wanted no part of the other two--which leads to why this book accurately has "civil war" in the title.
BTW, Mel Gibson's movie "The Patriot" did a decent job of portraying the civil unrest within communities and those clonists trying to survive comers from all sides who took farmers' horses, grain and what all.
Anyway, I'm big time excited because this is a favorite subject and I'm really glad to see a book such as this published for a change. AND, it was with a gift card and a 50% off coupon as icing on the cake.