. There he worked in mills and as a teamster, and was recruited for Braddock’s disastrous expedition to take Fort Duquesne from the French in 1755. When george washington called for troops to join him at the siege of Boston in 1775, Morgan organized a select group of riflemen and headed north. When morgan’s troops blocked the British retreat at Saratoga in 1777, ensuring an American victory, he received accolades from across the colonies.
In daniel morgan: a revolutionary life, the first biography of this iconic figure in forty years, historian Albert Louis Zambone presents Morgan as the quintessential American everyman, who rose through his own dogged determination from poverty and obscurity to become one of the great battlefield commanders in American history.
Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life #ad - A major new biography of a man of humble origins who became one of the great military leaders of the American Revolution On January 17, 1781, South Carolina, at Cowpens, the notorious British cavalry officer Banastre Tarleton and his legion had been destroyed along with the cream of Lord Cornwallis’s troops.
Once a barely literate backcountry laborer, Morgan now stood at the pinnacle of American martial success. From that moment on, morgan’s presence made an immediate impact on the battlefield and on his superiors. The man who planned and executed this stunning American victory was Daniel Morgan.
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American RevolutionUniversity of Virginia Press #ad - In this long-awaited sequel, Buchanan brings this story to its dramatic conclusion. Greene’s southern Campaign was the most difficult of the war. In the road to guilford courthouse, one of the most acclaimed military histories of the Revolutionary War ever written, John Buchanan explored the first half of the critical Southern Campaign and introduced readers to its brilliant architect, Major General Nathanael Greene.
As his correspondence with thomas jefferson during the campaign shows, Greene was also bedeviled by the conflict between war and the rights of the people, and the question of how to set constraints under which a free society wages war. Joining greene is an unforgettable cast of characters―men of strong and, at times, antagonistic personalities―all of whom are vividly portrayed.
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution #ad - We also follow the fate of Greene’s tenacious foe, Lieutenant Colonel Francis, Lord Rawdon. With a supply line stretching hundreds of miles northward, it revealed much about the crucial military art of provision and transport. A bloody civil war between rebels and Tories was wreaking havoc on the South at the time, forcing Greene to address vigilante terror and restore civilian government.
By the time the british evacuate charleston―and greene and his ragged, faithful Continental Army enter the city in triumph―the reader has witnessed in telling detail one of the most punishing campaigns of the Revolution, malaria-stricken, culminating in one of its greatest victories. Insufficient manpower a constant problem, Greene attempted to incorporate black regiments into his army, a plan angrily rejected by the South Carolina legislature.
Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero - The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee's FatherRegnery History #ad - But light-horse Harry Lee was also a con man. Scouring hundreds of contemporary documents and reading his way into Lee’s life, political philosophy, and character, Cole gives us the most intimate picture to date of this greatly awed but hugely talented man whose influence has reverberated from the founding of the United States to the present day.
This book is a great, and sometimes harrowing read. Richard brookhiser, senior editor at national review and author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington Who was "Light-Horse Harry" Lee? Gallant Revolutionary War hero. George washington’s trusted subordinate and immortal eulogist. Founding father who shepherded the Constitution through the Virginia Ratifying Convention.
Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero - The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee's Father #ad - Caught up in sordid squabbles over squalid land deals. It would be hard to write a dull book on Light-Horse Harry, and Mr. Now historian ryan cole presents this soldier and statesman of the founding generation with all the vim and vigor that typified Lee himself. The book contains passages of considerable eloquence.
Wall street journal book review "light-horse harry blazes across the pages of Ryan Cole's narrative like a meteor—and his final crash is as destructive. A beachcomber. Quintessential Virginia cavalryman.
Valley ForgeSimon & Schuster #ad - Here is hamilton, proffering the shrewd advice that wards off his beloved commander in chief’s scheming political rivals. And, after six months in the camp, indeed, Washington fulfills his destiny, leading the Continental Army to a stunning victory in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. Valley forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire.
Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domestic—Marquis de Lafayette, the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton, Baron von Steuben, and John Laurens—he sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Bob drury and tom clavin, the last stand of fox company, the team behind such bestsellers as The Heart of Everything That Is, show us how this miracle was accomplished despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and Halsey’s Typhoon, and the elements.
Valley Forge #ad - . The valley forge winter is his—and the revolution’s—last chance at redemption. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. At the center of it all is george washington, in the prime of his life yet confronting crushing failure as he fends off political conspiracies every bit as pernicious as his incessant military challenges.
Yet a spark remains. Here is lafayette, thirsting for battlefield accolades while tenaciously lobbying his own king for crucial French aid. It is 18 months after the signing of the declaration of independence, and some 12, 000 members of America’s beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution TrilogyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: henry knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost.
From the bestselling author of the liberation trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy #ad - Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. Rick atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama. From the battles at lexington and concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force.
The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering.
Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The untold story of the “black boys, ” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution. In 1763, the seven years’ War ended in a spectacular victory for the British. Under the wary eye of the british commander-in-chief, Croghan organized one of the largest peace offerings ever assembled and began a daring voyage into the interior of North America in search of Pontiac.
Meanwhile, a ragtag group of frontiersmen set about stopping this peace deal in its tracks. In spellbinding detail, frontier Rebels reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence. The french army agreed to leave north america, fearing that the British Empire would expand onto their lands and conquer them, but many Native Americans, refused to lay down their weapons.
Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776 #ad - Dressing as native americans and smearing their faces in charcoal, known as the Black Boys, these frontiersmen, launched targeted assaults to destroy Croghan’s peace offering before it could be delivered. The outcome of these interwoven struggles would determine whose independence would prevail on the American frontier―whether freedom would be defined by the British, Native Americans, or colonial settlers.
Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from archives across North America, Patrick Spero recasts the familiar narrative of the American Revolution, moving the action from the Eastern Seaboard to the treacherous western frontier. Peace with pontiac was their only option―if they could convince him to negotiate.
Enter george croghan, a wily trader-turned-diplomat with close ties to Native Americans.
Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown Volume 65 Campaigns and Commanders SeriesUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - And the answer, earl cornwallis, is: not the way the british, under Lieutenant General Charles, as this book makes plain, went about it in the American South in the years 1778–81. . Focusing on cornwallis’s operations in the carolinas and virginia leading to the surrender at Yorktown in October 1781, Carpenter reveals the flaws in this approach, most notably a fatal misunderstanding of the nature of the war in the South and of the Loyalists’ support.
In a world rife with conflict and tension, how does a great power prosecute an irregular war at a great distance within the context of a regional struggle, so pertinent today, all within a global competitive environment? The question, was confronted by the British nearly 250 years ago during the American War for Independence.
Carpenter outlines the british strategic and operational objectives, reestablish royal authority, devoting particular attention to the strategy of employing Southern Loyalists to help defeat Patriot forces, and tamp down resurgent Patriot activity. Approaching the campaign from the british perspective, it adds detail and depth to our picture of Cornwallis, this book restores a critical but little-studied chapter to the narrative of the Revolutionary War—and in doing so, an outsize figure in the history of the British Empire.
Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown Volume 65 Campaigns and Commanders Series #ad - Distinguished scholar of military strategy Stanley D. Southern gambit presents a closely observed, comprehensive account of this failed strategy. M. Compounding this was the strategic incoherence of seeking a conventional war against a brilliant, unconventional opponent, and doing so amidst a breakdown in the unity of command.
The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of AmericaDutton Caliber #ad - From master historian William C. At stake was nothing less than the future of the vast american heartland, as the ragtag American forces fought to hold New Orleans, from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, the gateway of the Mississippi River and an inland empire. Tipping the balance of power in the new world, this single battle irrevocably shifted the young republic's political and cultural center of gravity and kept the British from ever regaining dominance in North America.
Davis examines the key players and strategy of King George's Red Coats and Andrew Jackson's makeshift "army. A master historian, he expertly weaves together narratives of personal motivation and geopolitical implications that make this battle one of the most impactful ever fought on American soil. Outnumbered farmers, smugglers, slaves, backwoodsmen, many of them unarmed, merchants, and Choctaw Indians, professional soldiers who had defeated the great Napoleon and set Washington, were up against the cream of the British army, D.
The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America #ad - C. Ablaze. In this gripping, comprehensive study of the Battle of New Orleans, William C. Davis, the definitive story of the battle of New Orleans, the fight that decided the ultimate fate not only of the War of 1812 but the future course of the fledgling American republic. Davis’s accounts of small fights won by hot blood and cold steel are thrilling.
The wall street journal It was a battle that could not be won.
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost HeroCrown #ad - Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence.
Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian di spigna’s definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew.
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero #ad - A rich and illuminating biography of america’s forgotten founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolutionLittle has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr.
Following warren from his farming childhood and years at harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna’s thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation’s dramatic beginnings.
Joseph warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775.
A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of CowpensThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - The battle of cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war. Using veterans' statements and an analysis of wounds, he shows how actions by North Carolina militia and American cavalry affected the battle at critical times.
He presents an accurate accounting of the numbers involved and the battle's length. He identifies where individuals were on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they saw--creating an absorbing common soldier's version of the conflict. His minute-by-minute account of the fighting explains what happened and why and, in the process, refutes much of the mythology that has clouded our picture of the battle.
A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens #ad - Babits put the events at cowpens into a sequence that makes sense given the landscape, the drill manual, the time frame, and participants' accounts. The battle of cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war.
And, by fitting together clues from a number of incomplete and disparate narratives, he answers questions the participants themselves could not, such as why South Carolina militiamen ran toward dragoons they feared and what caused the "mistaken order" on the Continental right flank. The victory at cowpens helped put the British army on the road to the Yorktown surrender and, ultimately, cleared the way for American independence.
On 17 january 1781, daniel morgan's force of Continental troops and militia routed British regulars and Loyalists under the command of Banastre Tarleton.
In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown The American Revolution SeriesViking #ad - In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War. New york times bestseller"nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. But coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible.
. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy.
He succeeds, marvelously. The new york times book reviewthe thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower. A riveting and wide-ranging story, in the hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, on Washington and the sea.
In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown The American Revolution Series #ad - And then, on september 5, 1781, the impossible happened. The battle of cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American ship—made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.