Washington and Cornwallis: The Battle for America, 1775-1783

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Washington and Cornwallis is a gripping narrative of the defeats and narrow victories that won the States' independence from the English crown. Patterson chronicles the battles waged between General George Washington and Lieutenant General Charles Lord Cornwallis, and examines their methods of command and their controversial military decisions, and ultimately brings into focus the personalities of these two pivotal Revolutionary War generals.

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...a gripping tail...Patterson worked diligently to present his subjects as more than just hero or villain.
— Marla E. Nobles
Gainsville Sun - Marla E. Nobles
...a gripping tail...Patterson worked diligently to present his subjects as more than just hero or villain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790216
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,287,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Benton Rain Patterson has written for the New York Times and the Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of Harold and William and is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he lives.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1 The Commander in Chief 1
2 The Army before Boston 7
3 The King's Volunteer 27
4 The Battle of Long Island 37
5 The Fall of New York 45
6 From Harlem Heights to White Plains 57
7 The Shattered Army 67
8 The Raid on Trenton 79
9 The Battle of Princeton 91
10 The Burgoyne Fiasco 103
11 The Philadelphia Campaign 117
12 The Winter at Valley Forge 137
13 The Conway Cabal 145
14 The Earl Goes Home and Returns 157
15 The Battle of Monmouth Courthouse 167
16 The Newport Crisis 181
17 A Personal Tragedy 191
18 The Benedict Arnold Treason 201
19 The Fall of Charleston 213
20 The Battle of Camden 227
21 The Battle of Kings Mountain 239
22 The Battle of Cowpens 253
23 The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 271
24 The Virginia Campaign 289
25 The Battle of Yorktown 301
26 The Surrender 323
Epilogue 331
Notes 333
Index 345
About the Author 359
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2005

    History that is good reading

    This is a really good book for people like me who have forgotten most of what they learned in high school or college about the Revolutionary War. It's highly readable and informative and makes history enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2005


    Very simplistic overview of the war with little or no original work done.

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