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George Washington's generals and opponents : their exploits and leadership

Author: George Athan Billias
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"America's victory came as a surprise to many people. How did untrained American generals, essentially military amateurs at the outbreak of war, and their ragged, half-starved troops manage to defeat  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Athan Billias
ISBN: 030680560X 9780306805608
OCLC Number: 28966649
Notes: First part originally published: George Washington's generals. New York : Morrow, 1964; 2nd part originally published: George Washington's opponents. New York : Morrow, 1969.
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 22 c.
Contents: George Washington : George Washington's generalship / Marcus Cunliffe --
Charles Lee : the soldier as radical / John W. Shy --
Philip Schuyler : the general as aristocrat / John H. G. Pell --
Horatio Gates : professional soldier / George A. Billias --
Nathanael Greene : revolutionary war strategist / Theodore Thayer --
John Sullivan : Luckless Irishman / Charles P. Whittemore --
Benedict Arnold : traitorous patriot / Willard M. Wallace --
Benjamin Lincoln : old reliable / Clifford K. Shipton --
Marquis De Lafayette : eager warrior / Howard H. Peckham --
Henry Knox : American artillerist / North Callahan --
Anthony Wayne : military romanticist / Hugh F. Rankin --
Daniel Morgan : guerrilla fighter / Don Higginbotham --
Thomas Gage : weak link of empire / John Shy --
Sir William Howe : conventional strategist / Maldwyn A. Jones --
Sir Henry Clinton : paralysis of command / William B. Willcox --
Sir Guy Carleton : soldier-statesman / Paul H. Smith --
John Burgoyne : ambitious general / George Athan Billias --
Charles Lord Cornwallis : study in frustration / Hugh F. Rankin --
Richard Lord Howe : admiral as peacemaker / Ira D. Gruber --
Arbuthnot, Gambier, and Graves : "old women" of the navy / William B. Willcox --
Sir Samuel Hood : superior subordinate / Daniel A. Baugh --
Sir George Rodney : lucky admiral / Christopher Lloyd.
Other Titles: George Washington's generals.
George Washington's opponents.
Responsibility: edited by George Athan Billias.
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