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The Resource Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution, Patrick K. O'Donnell

Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution, Patrick K. O'Donnell

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Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution
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Washington's immortals
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the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution
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Patrick K. O'Donnell
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eng
Summary
In August 1776, a little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the "Immortal 400, " Washington was able to evacuate his men, and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day.Today, only a modest, rusted, and scarred metal sign near a dilapidated auto garage marks the mass grave where the bodies of the "Maryland Heroes" lie-256 men "who fell in the Battle of Brooklyn." In Washington's Immortals, bestselling military historian Patrick K. O'Donnell brings to life the forgotten story of this remarkable band of brothers. Known as "gentlemen of honor, family, and fortune, " they fought not just in Brooklyn but also in key battles, including Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, where their heroism changed the course of the war.Drawing on extensive original sources, from letters to diaries to pension applications, O'Donnell pieces together the stories of these brave men-their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their arms and tactics, their struggles with hostile loyalists and shortages of clothing and food, their development into an elite unit, and their dogged opponents, including British General Lord Cornwallis. And through the prism of this one group, O'Donnell tells the larger story of the Revolutionary War. Washington's Immortals is gripping and inspiring boots-on-the-ground history, sure to appeal to a wide audience
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BLACP
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1969-
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O'Donnell, Patrick K.
Dewey number
973.332
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LC call number
E241.L8
LC item number
O36 2016ab
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history
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Read by William Hughes
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Hughes, William
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  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Maryland
  • United States
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general
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Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution, Patrick K. O'Donnell
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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1655030
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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11 audio discs (13.5 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781504685665
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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CD audio, digital
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ZPbph1
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digital recording
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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9781504685665
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  • (Sirsi) 1655030
  • (Sirsi) 1655030
  • (OCoLC)926106145
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Label
Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the revolution, Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1655030
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (13.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504685665
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbph1
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504685665
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655030
  • (Sirsi) 1655030
  • (OCoLC)926106145
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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