Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, 5. 2. 2008 - Počet stran: 288

Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.

 

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Recenze od uživatele  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

Nice, succinct book about an amazing man most Americans know little to nothing about. When I first got into the American Revolution, the Constitution, and our Founding Fathers, Henry Knox was one of ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Recenze od uživatele  - readysetgo - LibraryThing

Great read! In the narrative vein of 1776 by McCullough. Sheds light on this extraordinary General. He's mentioned liberally in almost all the histories but reading this makes you wonder why he isn't ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Love and War
1
Ticonderoga
27
Ragamuffins
47
Delaware Crossing
71
The Battle for Philadelphia
97
Turning of the Tide
119
Fortitude
139
Yorktown and Surrender
157
Illusive Bubbles
203
Soldiers Home
223
Atoms upon This Atom
239
Legacy
251
Notes
259
Bibliography
273
Index
277
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Confederation Secretary
183

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O autorovi (2008)

Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, winner of the Fraunces Tavern award, and co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. Puls has worked as a journalist for The Detroit News.

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