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Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence

Author: Jack Kelly
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kelly
ISBN: 9781137278777 1137278773
OCLC Number: 869437528
Description: 276 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Knowledge of the military art: 1754 --
Blows must decide: 1774 --
The predicament we are in: 1775 --
Learning to be soldiers: 1775 --
Precious convoy: 1776 --
Sudden and violent: 1776 --
Valcour Island: 1776 --
An indecisive mind: 1776 --
Your country is at stake: 1776 --
A continual clap of thunder: 1777 --
Fight as well as brag: 1777 --
Something more at stake: 1777 --
The discipline of the leggs: 1778 --
The boldest conduct: 1779 --
The fate of battle: 1780 --
Downright fighting: 1780 --
War is an intricate business: 1781 --
America is ours: 1781 --
Our troops: 1782 --
The large hearts of heroes: 1824.
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A fast-paced military history of the Revolutionary War focusing on the lesser known founding generals who helped win the war.  Read more...

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