Turning Point of a Revolution
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Saratoga, 1777 by Brendan Morrissey
Book DescriptionOsprey's examination of the Saratoga campaign, which was a watershed, and is widely believed to have been the turning point of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). For the first time British regulars were beaten in open battle by equal numbers of Americans. The Continentals bore the brunt of the fighting, supported by 'hordes' of militia who proved adept at attacking detachments or lines of communication.The after-shock in America (on both sides) and Europe transformed a civil war into a global struggle against the two colonial superpowers of the day, France and Spain, and eventually lost George III his American colonies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855328624
(248mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brendan Morrissey
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This work covers the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire War of Independence. His actions at Monmouth led to the dismissal and ultimate court martial of General Charles Lee, Washington's controversial and mercurial lieutenant.
Quebec 1775, Paperback (October 2003)
Before the War of Independence properly began, the American Continental Congress invited the Canadians to join their struggle against the British. This text details the battle between Montgomery and Arnold's untried troops and Carleton's awaiting British forces in Quebec.
Yorktown, 1781, Paperback (September 1997)View all books by Brendan Morrissey
This account of the Yorktown campaign of the American Revolution presents six full-colour battle scenes detailing the critical points in the battle. Yorktown would be a model example to the British Crown of the impossible odds she now faced in holding onto her colonies.
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Author Biography - Brendan Morrissey
Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject for Osprey, including Campaign 37 Boston 1775, and Campaign 47 Yorktown 1781. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK."
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