The Resource Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)

Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)

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Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence
Title
Band of giants
Title remainder
the amateur soldiers who won America's independence
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kelly
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the American artillery at the age of 25? Eighteen counties in the United States commemorate Richard Montgomery, but do we know that this revered martyr launched a full-scale invasion of Canada? The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war--the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Jack
Dewey number
973.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E230
LC item number
.K45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CC6C011B-2FCB-4953-8BF0-9C6AA97594AC
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge of the military art: 1754 -- Blows must decide: 1774 -- The predicament we are in: 1775 -- Learning to be soldiers: 1775 -- Precious convoy: 1776 -- Sudden and violent: 1776 -- Valcour Island: 1776 -- An indecisive mind: 1776 -- Your country is at stake: 1776 -- A continual clap of thunder: 1777 -- Fight as well as brag: 1777 -- Something more at stake: 1777 -- The discipline of the leggs: 1778 -- The boldest conduct: 1779 -- The fate of battle: 1780 -- Downright fighting: 1780 -- War is an intricate business: 1781 -- America is ours: 1781 -- Our troops: 1782 -- The large hearts of heroes: 1824
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137474568
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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maps
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cc6c011b-2fcb-4953-8bf0-9c6aa97594ac
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889798290
Label
Band of giants : the amateur soldiers who won America's independence, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CC6C011B-2FCB-4953-8BF0-9C6AA97594AC
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge of the military art: 1754 -- Blows must decide: 1774 -- The predicament we are in: 1775 -- Learning to be soldiers: 1775 -- Precious convoy: 1776 -- Sudden and violent: 1776 -- Valcour Island: 1776 -- An indecisive mind: 1776 -- Your country is at stake: 1776 -- A continual clap of thunder: 1777 -- Fight as well as brag: 1777 -- Something more at stake: 1777 -- The discipline of the leggs: 1778 -- The boldest conduct: 1779 -- The fate of battle: 1780 -- Downright fighting: 1780 -- War is an intricate business: 1781 -- America is ours: 1781 -- Our troops: 1782 -- The large hearts of heroes: 1824
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137474568
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cc6c011b-2fcb-4953-8bf0-9c6aa97594ac
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889798290

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