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THE FINAL INVASION: PLATTSBURGH, THE WAR OF 1812'S MOST DECISIVE BATTLE

David Fitz-Enz

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ISBN 10: 0815411391 / ISBN 13: 9780815411390
Published by Cooper Square Press, US, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE FINAL INVASION: PLATTSBURGH, THE WAR OF ...

Publisher: Cooper Square Press, US

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: By author

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A major event in both America's history and the European wars of the nineteenth century, the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh saw the largest invasion ever of a foreign military into the United States, as the British army and navy, fresh from victories against Napoleon, attempted to conquer Lake Champlain and its shores. Their plan was to seize control of key waterways and port cities, a move that would cripple America's defenses. Outnumbered and outgunned, the U. S. land and sea forces fought the British ships and troops to a standstill, allowing the leader of the American fleet, Lieutenant Thomas Macdonough, to carry out a brilliant maneuver which ensured an American victory.

Author Fitz-Enz researched and produced a companion PBS documentary that examined the leaders on both sides of the conflict and their actions during the battle. His research brought to light numerous documents, including diaries and secret battle orders, that reveal new insights into the battle. His descriptions of the confrontation in the pages of The Final Invasion bring to vivid life the cannon blasts that tore through ships and their crews and the rush of infantry storming the fortifications around the city.

Endorsed by the U. S. Army War College, The Final Invasion is a thrilling look at a pivotal moment in American and world history.

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Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz was a regular U. S. Army officer for thirty years, who helped set up and maintain the White House-Moscow "hot line." He is also the author of Why A Soldier?. He retired in 1993, and lives near Plattsburgh, New York.

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