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The Resource Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly

Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly

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Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence
Title
Band of giants
Title remainder
the amateur soldiers who won America's independence
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the American artillery at the age of 25? Eighteen counties in the United States commemorate Richard Montgomery, but do we know that this revered martyr launched a full-scale invasion of Canada? The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war--the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E230
LC item number
.K45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge of the military art: 1754 -- Blows must decide: 1774 -- The predicament we are in: 1775 -- Learning to be soldiers: 1775 -- Precious convoy: 1776 -- Sudden and violent: 1776 -- Valcour Island: 1776 -- An indecisive mind: 1776 -- Your country is at stake: 1776 -- A continual clap of thunder: 1777 -- Fight as well as brag: 1777 -- Something more at stake: 1777 -- The discipline of the leggs: 1778 -- The boldest conduct: 1779 -- The fate of battle: 1780 -- Downright fighting: 1780 -- War is an intricate business: 1781 -- America is ours: 1781 -- Our troops: 1782 -- The large hearts of heroes: 1824
Control code
1561549
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781137278777
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561549
  • (Sirsi) 1561549
  • (OCoLC)869437528
Label
Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge of the military art: 1754 -- Blows must decide: 1774 -- The predicament we are in: 1775 -- Learning to be soldiers: 1775 -- Precious convoy: 1776 -- Sudden and violent: 1776 -- Valcour Island: 1776 -- An indecisive mind: 1776 -- Your country is at stake: 1776 -- A continual clap of thunder: 1777 -- Fight as well as brag: 1777 -- Something more at stake: 1777 -- The discipline of the leggs: 1778 -- The boldest conduct: 1779 -- The fate of battle: 1780 -- Downright fighting: 1780 -- War is an intricate business: 1781 -- America is ours: 1781 -- Our troops: 1782 -- The large hearts of heroes: 1824
Control code
1561549
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781137278777
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561549
  • (Sirsi) 1561549
  • (OCoLC)869437528

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