Reviews November 2019 The War for America By Chris Timmers In many ways the American Revolution was unavoidable. Given the struggle to control the resources and riches of these British colonies, armed conflict was an eventuality that could have been foreseen with a little imagination. Britain’s North American colonies offered riches too extensive and necessary to the growth of empire. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Chris Timmers Chris Timmers, a graduate of West Point, served as a rifle platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division and commanded a mechanized infantry company in the 3rd Infantry Division in Europe.