The Longest Siege of the American Revolution: Pensacola

The Longest Siege of the American Revolution: Pensacola

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by Wesley S. Odom
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780615290232
Publisher:
Odom, Wesley S.
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
1,233,380
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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The Longest Siege of the American Revolution: Pensacola 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ksblmb More than 1 year ago
Really great book k
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scripto-Vox More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating, richly detailed and historically accurate account of one of the most significant military actions in The Revolutionary War era. As author Odom points out, however, the lengthy siege and skirmishes do not directly involve America's Continental Army. Rather, the hostilities involve a daring, almost swaggering, assault led by Spanish Field Marshall Bernardo de Galvez against English forces in Pensacola. The Spanish victory not only eliminated England from the best-defended and deepest harbor on the Gulf Coast; it deprived England of a base of operations which had long been a threat to the American Colonists in their War for Independence. Odom has a mastery of the facts and the locale (his home is on the site of one of the besieged forts.) He writes chronologically, clearly and concisely. Most importantly, the book is profusely illustrated with dozens of maps, sketches and full-color paintings of the combatants in military dress. The book has already become The classic account of The Battle of Pensacola. I highly recommend it.