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BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1781

Wood, W.J.

ISBN 10: 0945575033 / ISBN 13: 9780945575030
Published by Algonquin Books, 1990
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, 1990. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 315pgs. The American Revolution was fought and won by innovative strategy, hard fighting, and skillful leadership. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS002278I

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Title: BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1781

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Americans didn't simply outlast the British, nor was the war just a glorified guerrilla action with sporadic skirmishes, says W. J. Wood. Americans won their independence on the battlefield by employing superior strategies, tactics, and leadership in the battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, and Cowpens, among many others. Here in this groundbreaking book are detailed accounts of attempts by commanders to adapt their forces to the ever-shifting battlefield of the Revolutionary War, as well as analyses of the factors that determined the eventual American victory.

Battles of the Revolutionary War is designed for "armchair strategist," with dozens of illustrations and maps--many specially prepared for this volume--of the weapons, battle plans, and combatants. It's an insider's look at the dramatic times and colorful personalities that accompanied the birth of this country.

About the Author:

W. J. Wood (19171501997), was a retired Army lieutenant colonel whose background included not only professional authorship but also combat experience in World War II and the Korean war, a decade spent in professional war gaming for weapons systems analysis at the Army Material Command, and a lifetime studying military history. His books include Battles of the Revolutionary War and Leaders and Battles.

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