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Almost a miracle the American victory in the War of Independence

John E Ferling 2007

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  • Title:
    Almost a miracle the American victory in the War of Independence
  • Author: John E Ferling
  • Subjects: United States. Continental Army -- Biography; United States. Continental Army -- Military life; Generals -- United States -- Biography; Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 18th century; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography; United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783; Electronic books
  • Description: Contents; Illustrations and Maps; Preface; Introduction: "My Country, My Honor, My Life": Bravery and Death in War; PART ONE: GOING TO WAR, 1775-1776; PART TWO: THE WAR IN THE NORTH, 1776-1779; PART THREE: THE WAR IN THE SOUTH, 1780-1781; PART FOUR: AMERICAN VICTORY, 1781-1783; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was ""little short of a standing miracle."". Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph, offering vivid descriptions of
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2007
  • Format: 1 online resource (694 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-281-16246-9;ISBN9786611162467;ISBN0-19-804005-9;ISBN1-4294-9168-X
  • OCLC Number: 476239733
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000442083303378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911582729903366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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