For Want of a Nail: If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga

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Synopsis: A classic work of alternate history. Projects the far-reaching consequences if British General John Burgoyne had won this pivotal battle in the American Revolution and Britain had gone on to win the war.

From the Inside Flap: For Want of a Nail is an alternate history classic. The outcome of one battle in the American Revolution diverges from reality, and sparks an unstoppable chain of events which affects the history of the whole North American continent.

In reality, the British general John Burgoyne, heavily outnumbered by American troops, surrendered his army to General Horatio Gates at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, a major turning-point of the Revolution. Robert Sobel takes a step sideways and presents the alternative version: reinforcements arrive at Saratoga, Gates' men flee, and Burgoyne is victorious. Rather than openly allying itself with the American rebels, France withdraws its support, as does Spain, and the colonies surrender.

Those former rebels who refuse to live in the Confederation of North America established by the British leave their homes and settle in what becomes the United States of Mexico. From the on the two continental nations find themselves constant rivals, locked in military, political and economic conflict. Sobel provides a detailed, intricately documented insight into two warring powers that develop in such dramatically different ways from their shared origins and underlines the power of single events upon the course of history.

Professor Sobel teaches History and Economics at Hofstra College, New York, and is the Lawrence A. Stessin Distinguished Professor of Business History. He has been a regular contributor for Newsday and is the author of many books on American commercial history.

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