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Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a very stirring portrayal of the people and events that won independence for the thirteen American colonies. I liked the fact that the book went into details of the personalities of both the American and British leaders. Men like Henry Knox, who taught himself the intricacies of artillery and heavy ordinance from books in his store in Boston. He went on to become one of George Washington’s most respected generals. Daniel Morgan, the rugged, rough hewn backwoodsman, and his frontier sharpshooters, would time and again leave their frontier homes to win the day for the Americans. Benedict Arnold, the obstinate, hard fighting officer who led his American troops to victory only to be overlooked repeatedly for promotions by a Congress more concerned with protocol and political maneuvering than with military ability and natural leadership. He was overlooked once too often and turned his back on the colonies betraying them to the British. The book is full of many fascinating details that bring this exciting period of our history to life. From the highest ranking generals to the lowliest private, all are represented in this entertaining book. This book was provided for review by the publisher.
Well written short history of the men who led the armies of the Revolution. Doesn't break any new ground but is interesting and entertaining.