Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775 / Edition 1
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Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775 / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Desjardin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312339054

ISBN-13: 9780312339050

Pub. Date: 11/13/2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Before Benedict Arnold was branded a traitor, he was one of the colonies' most valuable leaders. In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Massachusetts, bound for the Maine wilderness. They had volunteered for a secret mission, under Arnold's command to march and paddle nearly two hundred miles and seize British Quebec. Before they reached the

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Before Benedict Arnold was branded a traitor, he was one of the colonies' most valuable leaders. In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Massachusetts, bound for the Maine wilderness. They had volunteered for a secret mission, under Arnold's command to march and paddle nearly two hundred miles and seize British Quebec. Before they reached the Canadian border, hundreds died, a hurricane destroyed canoes and equipment and many deserted. In the midst of a howling blizzard, the remaining troops attacked Quebec and almost took Canada from the British simultaneously weakening the British hand against Washington. With the enigmatic Benedict Arnold at its center, Tom Desjardin has written one of the great American adventure stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312339050
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     IX
The Fourteenth Colony     1
To Quebec and Victory!     15
Scouting Party     28
Challenging the Kennebec     50
The River Dead     66
The King of Terrors     83
The Quebecois     103
Quebec at Last     119
The Fortress City     133
Suffering and Waiting     151
Storming the Walls     170
Epilogue: America's Hannibal     187
Notes     209
Bibliography     227
Index     231

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