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Anthony Wayne, soldier of the early republic

Author: Paul David Nelson
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul David Nelson has written an exciting biography of an exciting figure -- the military hero of the American Revolution and the Indian Wars in the Northwest Territory -- "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Some of his contemporaries called him rash and impetuous, a braggart and a dandy. "More active and enterprising than judicious and cautious" was George Washington's verdict. True, Wayne had a flair for the dramatic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Paul David, 1941-
Anthony Wayne.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)561365765
Online version:
Nelson, Paul David, 1941-
Anthony Wayne.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)609752848
Named Person: Anthony Wayne; Anthony Wayne; Anthony Wayne
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul David Nelson
ISBN: 0253307511 9780253307514 0608010677 9780608010670
OCLC Number: 11518827
Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Genesis of a solider, 1745-1776 --
Canada and Ticonderoga, 1776-1777 --
Trials in Pennsylvania, 1777 --
Valley Forge and Monmouth, 1777-1779 --
Stony Point and stormy politics, 1779-1780 --
Mutiny, 1780-1781 --
The Virginia adventure, 1781 --
Southern triumph, 1781-1783 --
Politics and debt, 1783-1786 --
Redemption, 1787-1792 --
Commander of the legion, 1792-1793 --
Fallen timbers, 1793-1794 --
Peace in the northwest, 1794-1795 --
Good soldier's reward, 1795-1796.
Responsibility: Paul David Nelson.
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Paul David Nelson has written an exciting biography of an exciting figure -- the military hero of the American Revolution and the Indian Wars in the Northwest Territory -- "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Some of his contemporaries called him rash and impetuous, a braggart and a dandy. "More active and enterprising than judicious and cautious" was George Washington's verdict. True, Wayne had a flair for the dramatic and consciously acted the role of swashbuckler, but he proved himself one of the best and most successful military leaders of the early American republic. Despite his reputation for madness, Wayne, as Nelson points out, was a prudent and careful officer whose military record belies the myth. When he ran out of wars to fight, Wayne turned to the political arena. Nelson shows that the qualities which made Wayne a great military leader served him well in politics. He proved himself articulate and shrewd in statecraft in a critical time for the young republic, the years just after ratification of the Constitution. - Publisher.

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