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Synopsis: The overlooked Quaker from Rhode Island who won the Revolutionary War's crucial southern campaign and helped to set up the final victory of American independence at Yorktown
Nathanael Greene is a revolutionary hero who has been lost to history. Although places named in his honor dot city and country, few people know his quintessentially American story as a self-made, self-educated military genius who renounced 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.
About the Author:
Terry Golway, columnist and city editor of The New York Observer, 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.
Title: Washingtons General: Nathanael Greene and ...
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2790902801
Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0805070664
Book Description Henry Holt and Co., New York, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good in Very Good DJ. First printing. 355 pp, 8vo. Hardcover in dj. First edition. Bumping to edges, few scattered soil marks to textblock edges. Highlighting scattered throughout text; pages otherwise clean and crisp. Binding tight. Light edgewear to crisp & sturdy dj w/ no tears. With b&w map illustrations + b&w portrait of Nathanael Greene as frontispiece. A John Macrae Book. Bookseller Inventory # 149652
Book Description Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0805070664 First edition, first printing. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket under mylar. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1037656
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. Washingtons General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution. Bookseller Inventory # Grb1919062
Book Description Henry Holt and Company, LLC, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: NF/NF. First. Cream boards/maroon spine/gilt lettering. Color-illustrated yellow dj with navy blue lettering. 355 pp. with bw frontis and 2 bw maps. He was an unlikely warrior a Quaker with a pronounced limp, Nathanael Greene surprised fellow patriots by rising quickly to become George Washington's favorite soldier and heir apparent. After taking command of the failed Southern Army, Greene formulated an unorthodox guerrilla strategy to win by surprise attacks and hasty retreats, which cut the enemy's supply lines until the outwitted British leaders grew tired of hunger and bloody sacrifices. His strategy of turning defeat into victory allowed the rebel army to gain momentum toward a final push, setting the stage for the victory at Yorktown. Terry Golway's bold book, drawn from field documents, letters, diaries, and other sources, takes full account of the scope of Nathanael Greene's remarkable accomplishments, returning the forgotten patriot to his proper place in American history. - from the dj. Bookseller Inventory # 152302
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. (1st, 1st) Large, heavy book, red spine, cream boards, gilt lettering bright on spine, 355 pages. DJ glossy yellow and vellum background, colorfully designed and illustrated with portrait of General Green and a crowd on front. DJ beneath mylar--DJ and book, both As New. Bookseller Inventory # 45771
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020805070664