The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas
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BeschreibungA brilliant account of the proud and ferocious American fighters who stood up to the British forces in savage battles crucial in deciding both the fate of the Carolina colonies and the outcome of the war.
"A tense, exciting historical account of a little known chapter of the Revolution, displaying history writing at its best."--Kirkus Reviews
"His compelling narrative brings readers closer than ever before to the reality of Revolutionary warfare in the Carolinas."--Raleigh News & Observer.
"Buchanan makes the subject come alive like few others I have seen." --Dennis Conrad, Editor, The Nathanael Greene Papers.
"John Buchanan offers us a lively, accurate account of a critical period in the War of Independence in the South. Based on numerous printed primary and secondary sources, it deserves a large reading audience." --Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe Battle of Sullivan's Island. The Rice Kings. Southern Strategy. The Approach March. Charleston Besieged. The Rise of Banastre Tarleton. Into the Back Country. Hearts and Minds. Trouble in the Back Country. More Trouble in the Back Country. A Hero Takes Charge. The Battle of Camden. The Partisans Fight On. The Rise of Patrick Ferguson. To Catch Ferguson. King's Mountain. Retreat and Turmoil. A General from Rhode Island. The Stage is Set. Tarleton Pursues Morgan. Cowpens. Bayonets and Zeal. Patience and Finesse. Guilford Courthouse: "Long, Obstinate, and Bloody". The Major Characters in Order of Appearance and What Happened to Them. Notes. A Selected and Annotated Bibliography. Index.
PortraitJOHN BUCHANAN is a popular historian who was an archivist at Cornell University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his nearly three decades on the staff of the museum, he was, for twenty-two years, chief registrar in charge of worldwide art movements. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Pressestimmen"Outstanding popular military history ... an accomplishment of the same high order as McPherson's Civil War historiography."--Booklist "Chronologically connecting events from the siege of Charleston in April 1780, to the battle of Guilford Courthouse, almost a year later, Buchanan carefully weaves politics, battles and personalities into one of the fascinating stories of American independence."--Roanoke Times "His compelling narrative brings readers closer than ever before to the reality of Revolutionary warfare in the Carolinas."--Raleigh News & Observer "Buchanan makes the subject come alive like few others I have seen."--Dennis Conrad, editor of The Nathanael Greene Papers
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1999
Seitenanzahl: 464 Seiten