By , America had been at war with the worlds strongest empire for six years with no end in sight. British troops occupied key coastal cities, from New York to Savannah, and the Royal Navy prowled the waters off the coast. After several harsh winters, and the failure of the government to adequately supply the troops, the American army was fast approaching the breaking point.
It was only the arrival of French troops that provided a ray of hope for the American cause. In this book, Robert Tonsetic provides a detailed analysis of the key battles and campaigns of , supported by numerous eyewitness accounts from privates to generals in the American, French, and British armies. He also describes the diplomatic efforts underway in Europe during , as well as the Continental Congresss actions to resolve the immense financial, supply, and personnel problems involved in maintaining an effective fighting army.
En lire plus En lire moins. Vous n'avez pas encore de Kindle? Il n'y a pour l'instant aucun commentaire client. Partagez votre opinion avec les autres clients. Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon. The American Revolution is one of my favorite periods of history, and I have read a fair amount of the available material on the subject.
vilawhittcambnews.tk While many of the books on the subject tend to rehash old facts, Robert Tonsetic does an excellent job in bringing new at least to me information to light and yet avoids getting bogged down in meaningless details. An area often unknown by readers, the Battle of Cowpens is a tribute to common-sense, backwoods wisdom taking on the greatest of Britain's wartime generals.
Tonsetic does an excellent job of capturing this series of battles, and brought out several points I had never read before. This book covers these, and brings out both the cooperation and conflict between these leaders. I always thought this to be an overlooked topic, critical to the outcome of the war.
He does an excellent job in outlining both the constraints of the battle as well as the tactics and strategies involved. Washington's decision to concentrate on Yorktown was also the decision to abandon NYC to another year of occupation, a tough choice. Many of these tradeoffs are highlighted and explained quite well. Rather he presents a reasonably balanced look at all sides in the conflict and mentions complimentary and disparaging information on all.
Rochambeau and Washington giving their last orders before the battle. Rather than deal with one culminating victory at Yorktown, the author explains the actions in the major theaters leading up to that most decisive victory. This book provides a panorama of the war Coffman - The History Book Club.
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