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The man who lost America : a biography of Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne

Author: Paul Lewis
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 ? 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, mostly notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Paul, 1914-1988.
Man who lost America.
New York, Dial Press, 1973
(OCoLC)651812014
Named Person: John Burgoyne; John Burgoyne; John Burgoyne; John (Soldat) Burgoyne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lewis
OCLC Number: 482462
Description: 282 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Paul Lewis.

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"General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 ? 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, mostly notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on October 17, 1777. Appointed to command a force designated to capture Albany and end the rebellion, Burgoyne advanced from Canada but soon found himself surrounded and outnumbered. He fought two battles at Saratoga, but was forced to open negotiations with Horatio Gates. Although he agreed to a convention, on 17 October 1777, which would allow his troops to return home, this was subsequently revoked and his men were made prisoners. Burgoyne faced criticism when he returned to Britain, and never held another active command."--Wikipedia.

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