George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

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Harper Collins, 24. avg. 2010 - 688 strani
An exciting trip back in time to the American Revolution, "a reminder of what history can be when written by a master."--Publishers Weekly
 

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This isn't as good as Bobrick's Angel in the Whirlwind, but nothing else I've read is either. The strong point of Leckie's book is the excellent mini-bigraphies that round out each section. Celotno mnenje

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WAR: The Saga of the American Revolution

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Leckie (None Died in Vain, 1990, etc.) retreads familiar terrain in lively style—in this retelling of the story of the American Revolution. Beginning with a recapitulation of the French and Indian ... Celotno mnenje

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The Fall of Quebec
1
The Americans
10
MercantilismBirth Cry of American Freedom
22
King George III
26
The Stamp Act and Samuel Adams
41
Georges First SeizureStamp Act Repealed
51
The Boston Massacre
56
John Adams
62
Trenton Washington Rallies the Revolution
315
Princeton Cornwalliss Bag Comes Up Empty
322
The Tories Sour on SaviorsWashington Acclaimed
331
The Marquis de Lafayette
336
The Battle of Brandywine Creek
344
The Battle of Germantown
357
John Burgoyne
367
Saratoga I Ticonderoga Falls
376

Trial of the Redcoars
71
The Boston Tea Party
76
Thomas Cage
83
Gage Takes Over
87
Dr Joseph Warren and Paul Revere
94
Lexington and Concord
103
Ethan Allen and Fort Ticonderoga
116
Congress Chooses a War Chief
122
George Washington
126
The Battle of Bunker Hill
144
British Shock and Chagrin
164
George IIIs War Machine
168
Washingtons Yankee Doodles
177
Lord George Germain
189
The Lure of Canada
198
Benedict Arnold and Quebec
203
Toward an American Navy
216
Charles Lee and the Charleston
220
Henry Knox and the Guns of Ti
232
Howe Evacuates Boston
239
Tom Paine and Common Sense
243
The Declaration of Independence
251
The Battle of Long Island
258
Peace TalksAlexander HamiltonKips Bay
268
The Rabble ArousedNew York BurnsNathan Hale
279
The Battle of White Plains
283
Disaster at Fort Washington
289
Admiral Arnold Saves the Cause
297
The Cause CollapsingThe Perfidy of Charles Lee
307
Saratoga II Fort Stanwix Oriskany Bennington
390
Freemans Farm Bernis Heights Finis
400
After SaratogaThe French Alliance
418
The Fall of the Delaware River Forts
428
Valley ForgeVon Steuben
434
The Conway Cabal
446
The British Lion Purrs
453
The British in PhiladelphiaHowe Goes Home
459
The Battle of Monmouth Courthouse
468
The French ArriveNewport FizzleSavannah Lost
491
The Border WarJohn Paul Jones
495
Stone PointsSavanna RepulseInflation
503
The Fall of Charleston
508
Lord Charles Cornwallis
524
The Battle of Camden
529
London Riots Prolong the Way
540
Treason I Arnolds Disaffection
544
Treason II Arnolds Betrayal
557
Treason III Andres End
577
The Battle of Kings Mountain
583
MutinyGreene and MorganCowpens
592
The Battle of Guilford Court House
605
Greene Reconquers the South
620
Yorktown I France Delivers
633
Yorktown II The End
650
A New Order of the Ages
660
Selected Bibliography
662
Index
666
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Stran 93 - Gentlemen may cry peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun. The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms. Our brethren are already in the field. Why stand we here idle ? What is it that gentlemen wish ? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death...
Stran 93 - The war is inevitable ; and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry: Peace, peace!
Stran 318 - THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Stran 282 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Stran 32 - He has' spirit, but not of the active kind; and does not want resolution but it is mixed with too much obstinacy. He has great command of his passions, and will seldom do wrong, except when he mistakes wrong for right...
Stran 64 - All mankind by their fall, lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.
Stran 125 - I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Stran 9 - So much the better," he said; "I am happy that I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec.
Stran 110 - ... man load his piece with powder and ball. I will order the first man shot that runs away," said he, when some faltered. " Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they want to have a war, let it begin here.
Stran 133 - As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time in viewing the rivers and the land in the fork, which I think extremely well situated for a fort; as it has the absolute command of both rivers.

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