Saratoga: America's Battlefield (New York) (The History Press) [NOOK Book]

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Widely recognized as the turning point of the American Revolution, the battles of Saratoga saw British general Burgoyne fall to Washington's fledgling Continental forces. This victory not only convinced the French to enter the war but also thwarted Burgoyne's efforts to split New England and cut off the colonies. In the years afterward, Saratogians took pride in what had unfolded in their backyard. Memorializing, preserving and celebrating the battles are part of Saratoga's heritage, before and after Franklin ...
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Saratoga: America's Battlefield (New York) (The History Press)

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Overview

Widely recognized as the turning point of the American Revolution, the battles of Saratoga saw British general Burgoyne fall to Washington's fledgling Continental forces. This victory not only convinced the French to enter the war but also thwarted Burgoyne's efforts to split New England and cut off the colonies. In the years afterward, Saratogians took pride in what had unfolded in their backyard. Memorializing, preserving and celebrating the battles are part of Saratoga's heritage, before and after Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped it become a national park. Discover here the story of the battles of Saratoga and the life of one of the most important battlefields in America.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014581486
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/12/2012
  • Series: war and military , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 941,414
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Timothy Holmes is a researcher of history who assembled and wrote Saratoga Springs: A Brief History, published by The History Press. He writes about locations and themes whose significances have proved enduring over time. His career in philanthropy and forensics continues with humanitarian development projects locally and abroad.
Libby Smith-Holmes assisted in writing and editing Saratoga Springs: A Brief History with her husband in 2008. They work together on various local projects, including economic revitalization in Schuylerville, New York, and share an interest in genealogical research that has taken them to England, Ireland, Canada and the eastern United States in pursuit of ancestors. As a writer and editor on environmental topics, she continues to keep an eye on local water quality issues. For one season, she was director of the Youth Conservation Corps at Saratoga National Historical Park. The authors actually met at the Saratoga Battlefield in 1999.
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