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The Resource Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution, Christopher S. Wren

Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution, Christopher S. Wren

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Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution
Title
Those turbulent sons of freedom
Title remainder
Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Christopher S. Wren
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and their role in the American Revolution--the myth and the reality. A rare look at a corner of the Revolutionary War. In Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom, Wren overturns the myth of Ethan Allen as a legendary hero of the American Revolution and a patriotic son of Vermont and offers a different portrait of Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. They were ruffians who joined the rush for cheap land on the northern frontier of the colonies in the years before the American Revolution. Allen did not serve in the Continental Army but he raced Benedict Arnold for the famous seizure of Britain's Fort Ticonderoga. Allen and Arnold loathed each other. General George Washington, leery of Allen, refused to give him troops. In a botched attempt to capture Montreal against specific orders of the commanding American general, Allen was captured in 1775 and shipped to England to be hanged. Freed in 1778, he spent the rest of his time negotiating with the British but failing to bring Vermont back under British rule. Based on original archival research, this is a groundbreaking account of an important and little-known front of the Revolutionary War, of George Washington (and his good sense), and of a major American myth. Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom is an important contribution to the history of the American Revolution"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/443
Index
index present
LC call number
E263.V5
LC item number
W74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution, Christopher S. Wren
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land rush north -- Seizing Fort Ticonderoga -- Congress invades Canada -- This thievish, pockey army -- A Green Mountain Boy serves his king -- Burgoyne bogs down in Vermont -- The most active and most rebellious race -- Victory at Bennington -- Ethan Allen sails free -- Conniving with the enemy -- Green Mountain Boys disbanded -- Spy base on the lake -- A fake invasion canceled -- A bastard joins the United States
Control code
on1006796764
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781416599562
Lccn
2017053023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416599555
  • (OCoLC)1006796764
Label
Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys and the American Revolution, Christopher S. Wren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land rush north -- Seizing Fort Ticonderoga -- Congress invades Canada -- This thievish, pockey army -- A Green Mountain Boy serves his king -- Burgoyne bogs down in Vermont -- The most active and most rebellious race -- Victory at Bennington -- Ethan Allen sails free -- Conniving with the enemy -- Green Mountain Boys disbanded -- Spy base on the lake -- A fake invasion canceled -- A bastard joins the United States
Control code
on1006796764
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781416599562
Lccn
2017053023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416599555
  • (OCoLC)1006796764

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