orellfuessli.ch

Jetzt online von 20% auf Bücher* profitieren! Gutscheincode: Geschenke16

Saratoga

A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution

1777June 30 - July 7: Fort Ticonderoga falls to a powerful advancing British army.September 11: General Washington and his Patriot army suffer a disastrous defeat at Brandywine, exposing the Colonial capital of Philadelphia to capture.September 12: John Burgoyne's invading British army confronts Horatio Gates' Patriots near Saratoga in upstate New York.The months-long Saratoga campaign was one of the most important military undertakings of the American Revolution, and John Luzader's impressive Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution, the first all-encompassing objective account of these pivotal months in American history, is now available in paperback.British General John Burgoyne assembled his command at St. Johns (Canada) in June 1777, an army consisting of numerous warships, a massive artillery train, and 7,800 men including two large divisions of rested veteran British Regulars. Burgoyne intended to capture Albany, New York, wrest control of the vital Hudson River Valley from the colonists, carry a brutal war into the American interior, secure the Champlain-Hudson country, and make troops available for Sir William Howe's 1778 campaign.Initial colonial opposition was paltry by comparison: widely separated fixed positions, small garrisons and commands, and feuding American commanders. Burgoyne's primary opponent was General Horatio Gates, an ambitious and stubborn leader who eventually cobbled together some 8,000 men, including Benedict Arnold and Daniel Morgan. The series of battles large and small that Gates and his lieutenants would engineer stunned the world and spun the colonial rebellion in an entirely different direction.The British offensive kicked off with a stunning victory at Fort Ticonderoga, followed by a sharp successful engagement at Hubbardton. More combat erupted at Fort Stanwix, Oriskany, and Bennington. However, serious supply problems dogged Burgoyne's column and assistance from General William Howe failed to materialize. Faced with hungry troops and a powerful gathering of American troops, Burgoyne decided to take the offensive by crossing to the west side of the Hudson River and moving against Gates. The complicated maneuvers and command frictions that followed sparked two major battles, one on September 19 at Freeman's Farm and the second on October 7 at Bemis Heights. Seared into the public consciousness as "the battle of Saratoga," the engagements resulted in the humiliating defeat and ultimately the surrender of Burgoyne's entire army. The crushing British defeat boosted Patriot morale and prompted France to recognize the American colonies as an independent nation, declare war on England, and commit money, ships, arms, and men to the struggling rebellion.John Luzader's 'Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution', a Finalist in The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Operational / Battle History, 2008, is the first complete study to combine the strategic, political, and tactical history of these complex operations into a single compelling account. Decades in the making, his sweeping prose relies almost exclusively upon original archival research and Luzader's own personal expertise with the challenging terrain. Complete with stunning original maps and photos, Luzader's Saratoga will take its place as one of the most important and illuminating military studies ever written.FINALIST / RUNNER-UP: The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Operational / Battle History, 2008REVIEWS: ." . . provides a very balanced account of the campaign . . . includes excellent maps to follow along with the battles . . . an excellent account and analysis of the Saratoga campaign of 1777." Collected Miscellany, 6/2009About the Author: A veteran of World War II and graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Texas, John Luzader worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a research historian. Transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service, he conducted research for the preservation and interpretation of the Saratoga National Historic Park. Luzader planned and researched museum and outdoor exhibits for twelve national historical parks and served as the NPS's central history office staff historian for the colonial and revolutionary periods. He lives with his wife Jean in a West Virginia retirement community.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter..".a must have book for anyone interested in learning more about our American Revolutionary War." Lone Star Book Review, 10/2010
… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 512
Erscheinungsdatum 15.10.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-932714-85-2
Verlag Savas Beatie
Maße (L/B/H) 228/153/26 mm
Gewicht 690
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 26.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
Versandfertig innert 3 Wochen
Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr. 30 i
Lieferung zur Abholung in Ihre Buchhandlung möglich – Verfügbarkeit prüfen
Premium Card
Fr. 26.90 Umsatz sammeln
Weitere Informationen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 44725232
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition)
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (34)
    Buch
    Fr. 29.90 bisher Fr. 34.90
  • 39151356
    Harry Potter: The Complete Collection
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (3)
    Buch
    Fr. 105.00
  • 42769827
    The Girl on the Train
    von Paula Hawkins
    (1)
    Buch
    Fr. 19.90
  • 45571862
    ZAYN
    von Zayn
    (3)
    Buch
    Fr. 33.90
  • 30674192
    A Raisin in the Sun
    von Lorraine Hansberry
    (1)
    Buch
    Fr. 11.90
  • 43564382
    Milk and Honey
    von Rupi Kaur
    Buch
    Fr. 18.90
  • 34910866
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (5)
    Buch
    Fr. 14.90
  • 3061941
    A Raisin in the Sun
    von Lorraine Hansberry
    Buch
    Fr. 12.90
  • 39151343
    Harry Potter 1 and the Philosopher's Stone
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (1)
    Buch
    Fr. 14.90
  • 6609307
    Fahrenheit 451
    von Ray Bradbury
    (2)
    Schulbuch
    Fr. 16.90

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Saratoga

Saratoga

von John F. Luzader

Buch
Fr. 26.90
+
=
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Original Screenplay

von Joanne K. Rowling

(4)
Buch
Fr. 33.90
+
=

für

Fr. 60.80

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten

Alle kaufen

Verfügbarkeit in Ihrer Buchhandlung prüfen

Filialabholung: Ihre Vorteile
  1. Bereits Online prüfen, ob Ihr gewünschtes Buch in der Filiale vorrätig ist
  2. Bestellen Sie Online und lassen Sie Ihre Artikel zur Abholung in die Filiale vor Ort liefern
  3. Artikel, die zur Filialabholung bestellt wurden, können in der Filiale bezahlt werden.
  4. Falsches Buch bestellt? Retournieren Sie ihre gekauften Bücher kostenfrei in der Filiale