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The generals of Saratoga : John Burgoyne & Horatio Gates

Author: Max M Mintz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively and colorful work offers a fresh account of the Saratoga campaign of 1777 through the lives of its opposing generals -- John Burgoyne, the British commander, and Horatio Gates, the American (but British-born) commander. The book vividly portrays the two men and the events that developed around them. It is the fullest discussion ever written about both the American and British dimensions of this campaign,
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Named Person: John Burgoyne; Horatio Gates; John Burgoyne; Horatio Gates; John Burgoyne; Horatio Gates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max M Mintz
ISBN: 0300047789 9780300047783 0300052618 9780300052619
OCLC Number: 21302650
Description: ix, 278 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : Appointment at Saratoga --
Privilege --
The skipjack --
Luster --
Merit --
"The hard hand of power" --
"The soldier draws his sword with alacrity" --
"America must be subdued or relinquished" --
"To preserve the liberty of the Western world" --
The lost victory --
Howe versus Burgoyne --
Schuyler or Gates? --
Ticonderoga --
Escape --
The American rubicon --
Defiance --
The call --
Saratoga --
Repulse --
Surrender --
The victor and the vanquished --
Epilogue : The turn of the scale.
Responsibility: Max M. Mintz.

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