Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution by Terry Golway (Paperback / softback)
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- DescriptionThe overlooked Quaker from Rhode Island who won the American Revolution's crucial southern campaign and helped to set up the final victory of American independence at YorktownNathanael Greene is a revolutionary hero who has been lost to history. Although places named in his hor dot city and country, few people kw his quintessentially American story as a self-made, self-educated military genius who reunced his Quaker upbringing-horrifying his large family-to take up arms against the British. Untrained in military matters when he joined the Rhode Island militia in 1774, he quickly rose to become Washington's right-hand man and heir apparent. After many daring exploits during the war's first four years (and brilliant service as the army's quartermaster), he was chosen in 1780 by Washington to replace the routed Horatio Gates in South Carolina. Greene's southern campaign, which combined the forces of regular troops with bands of irregulars, broke all the rules of eighteenth-century warfare and foreshadowed the guerrilla wars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His opponent in the south, Lord Cornwallis, wrote, Greene is as dangerous as Washington. I never feel secure when I am encamped in his neighborhood. He is vigilant, enterprising, and full of resources. Greene's ingenious tactics sapped the British of their strength and resolve even as they won nearly every battle. Terry Golway argues that Greene's appointment as commander of the American Southern Army was the war's decisive moment, and this bold new book returns Greene to his proper place in the Revolutionary era's pantheon. Washington said if he went down in battle, Greene was his choice to succeed him. Read this book and you will understand why. -- Joseph J. Ellis, author of His Excellency: George Washington
- Author BiographyTerry Golway is a frequent contributor to American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His previous books include So That Others Might Live, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Liberty, and Irish Rebel. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
- Author(s)Terry Golway
- PublisherHenry Holt & Company Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOwl Books,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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