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Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas / Edition 1
     

Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas / Edition 1

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by John Buchanan
 

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ISBN-10: 0471327166

ISBN-13: 9780471327165

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

A brilliant account of the proud and ferocious American fighters who stood up to the British forces in savage battles crucial in deciding both the fate of the Carolina colonies and the outcome of the war.

"A tense, exciting historical account of a little known chapter of the Revolution, displaying history writing at its best."—Kirkus

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A brilliant account of the proud and ferocious American fighters who stood up to the British forces in savage battles crucial in deciding both the fate of the Carolina colonies and the outcome of the war.

"A tense, exciting historical account of a little known chapter of the Revolution, displaying history writing at its best."—Kirkus Reviews

"His compelling narrative brings readers closer than ever before to the reality of Revolutionary warfare in the Carolinas."—Raleigh News & Observer.

"Buchanan makes the subject come alive like few others I have seen." —Dennis Conrad, Editor, The Nathanael Greene Papers.

"John Buchanan offers us a lively, accurate account of a critical period in the War of Independence in the South. Based on numerous printed primary and secondary sources, it deserves a large reading audience." —Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471327165
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
368,411
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Battle of Sullivan's Island.

The Rice Kings.

Southern Strategy.

The Approach March.

Charleston Besieged.

The Rise of Banastre Tarleton.

Into the Back Country.

Hearts and Minds.

Trouble in the Back Country.

More Trouble in the Back Country.

A Hero Takes Charge.

The Battle of Camden.

The Partisans Fight On.

The Rise of Patrick Ferguson.

To Catch Ferguson.

King's Mountain.

Retreat and Turmoil.

A General from Rhode Island.

The Stage is Set.

Tarleton Pursues Morgan.

Cowpens.

Bayonets and Zeal.

Patience and Finesse.

Guilford Courthouse: "Long, Obstinate, and Bloody".

The Major Characters in Order of Appearance and What Happened to Them.

Notes.

A Selected and Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

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Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally a book that tells the rest of the story of the American Revolution. If you can finish the first 200 pages of this book then you will find it hard to put down until the final gripping end. At last someone puts all the pieces together to make sense of the Southern battles of Kings Mountain, the Cowpens and Guilleford Courthouse. Now a book that shows how the fighting in the South brought about the Yorktown battle and effectively ended the war and brought independence to the new nation. A moving, dramatic scholarly work. Equal to if not better than Ketchum's 'Winter Soldiers'. Certainly, the best book on the American Revolution in the South to date.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buchanan's dedication to detail draws the reader into the struggle the men of the southern theatre faced. The importance certain figures were is fully explored. I consider this account the best written on the major players who shaped the outcome of the war and sealed the fate of the nation to be. Many of us read and know of the battles in the northern theatre, seldom do we hear about the southern campaigns. Here the other half of the story is told.
Gregor1066 More than 1 year ago
The Revolution You Never Learn About What a fantastic book on the southern theater of war in our American Revolution. I purchased this book immediately after visiting Kings Mountain in order to learn more about a part of the war I very seldom hear about. And what a book it is. Not only is the story an exciting one, but Buchanan's writings make it very easy to read. I found myself not wanting to put is down as it was such a great story and showed that winning battles was not necessarily the way to win a war. I started reading the book after my visit to Kings Mountain, drove to Cowpens and now only wish my Road had also lead to Guilford Courthouse. It was there that the circumstances that eventually lead to the defeat of the British in America occurred. Recommend it to anyone even remotely interesting in American History for without this book, you have a major gap in your library.
RRabbit More than 1 year ago
A great history: readable and yet scholarly history of the Revolutionary War in the Carolinas. Includes mini biographies of all the key players, Britsh and American patriot and loyalist the account is sympathetic, yet critical. The big battles and the smaller skirmishes that shaped them...I got a copy for myself and a second one for my brother-in-law.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read a great deal of work surrounding the American Revolution, but I have read quite a bit of American military history. I found this book to be quite enjoyable overall, but I did find some of the biographical information to be somewhat tedious to read. If you prefer to read highly detailed narratives of the unfolding events that culminate in these historic battles, you will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Well written and very personal in its point of view. If you are interested in Revolutionary War History, I recommend this book.