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Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence

Author: John E Ferling
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the military history of the American Revolution and the grim realities of the eight-year conflict while offering descriptions of the major engagements on land and sea and the decisions that influenced the course of the war.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferling, John E.
Almost a miracle.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607800114
Online version:
Ferling, John E.
Almost a miracle.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608353237
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ferling
ISBN: 9780195181210 0195181212 9780195382921 0195382927 9781429491686 142949168X
OCLC Number: 85898929
Description: xiii, 679 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "My country, my honor, my life" : bravery and death in war --
pt. 1. Going to war, 1775-1776. "Fear is not an American art" : the coming of the war --
"A loss that is greater than we can bear" : going to war --
Choices, 1775 --
pt. 2. The war in the North, 1776-1779. "Hastening fast to a crisis" : June 1775-June 1776 --
Choices, 1776 --
"Knock him up for the campaign" : the Battle for New York, 1776 --
"This hour of adversity" : to the end of 1776 --
Choices, 1777 --
"The caprice of war" : America's pivotal victory at Saratoga --
"We rallied and broke" : the Campaign for Philadelphia, September-December 1777 --
Choices, 1778 --
"A respectable army" : the grim year, 1778 --
Choices, 1779 --
"A band of brotherhood" : the soldiers, the army, and the forgotten war in 1779 --
"We have occasioned a good deal of terror" : the war at sea --
Choices, 1780 --
pt. 3. The war in the South, 1780-1781. "A year filled with our disgraces" : defeat in the South, 1780 --
"Southern means and Southern exertions" : hope and despair, June-December 1780 --
Choices, 1781 --
"Bloody and severe" : the pivotal Southern war, early 1781--
"We are suspended in the balance" : Spring and Summer 1781--
pt. 4. American victory, 1781-1783. "America is ours" : victory at Yorktown, 1781 --
Choices, 1782 --
"May we have peace in our time" : peace and demobilization, 1782-1783 --
"Little short of a miracle" : accounting for America's victory.
Responsibility: John Ferling.
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In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, an award-winning historian transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with  Read more...

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[Ferling] writes fluently and deploys a wide range of relevant sources. Stephen Conway, Times Literary Supplement

 
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