Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution

Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution

by Mark Puls
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Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution by Mark Puls

Henry Knox played a key role in all of George Washington's battles, saving the city at the Siege of Boston and engineering Washington's famous Christmas night passage to safety across the Delaware River. In the postwar years, as the fledgling country was in desperate need of strong leadership, Knox employed the signature organizational skills that had earned him Washington's admiration during the war. His relentless pursuit of an effective defense of America has shaped our military strategy today. With riveting battle scenes and vivid prose, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly reestablishes Knox in his deserved place in history.

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ISBN-13: 9780230623880
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 336,920
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, and co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Melvin Claxton. Puls has worked as a journalist for The Detroit News. He lives in Hawntranck, MI.

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Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our hero George Washington was able to achieve the key Revolutionary War battles with the incredible foresight, creativity, and persistence of his General, Henry Knox - a self taught man. He was with General Washington from the beginning in Boston, through the battles in NYC, engineered the crossing of the Potomac, and finally victory in Yorktown. George Washington said 'There is no man whom I love more or have a stronger friendship.'
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Ldoug More than 1 year ago
Mark Puls' Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution is a very readable, very interesting and dramatic account of Knox. I am enjoying it very much. However, it seems to me as a 70-year resident of New York that he has made some foolish errors in geography, especially in Chapter 3, "Ragamuffins." For example, on p. 54, two British frigates "sailed up the Hudson to the Tappan Sea." Isn't it the Tappan Zee? On p. 59, we read: "British and foreign trroops...began crossing the East River from Staten Island to Gravesend Bay..." Isn't this the Lower New York Bay, not the East River? On p. 60, "a forty-gun battleship sailed up the Long Island Sound between Governor's and Long islands (sic)." Doesn't the East River seperate Governor's Island and the Brooklyn section of Long Island? It is unfortunate that such a wonderful book is marred by basic errors in geography. Is it possible that I am wrong and in 1776 these water bodies had different names?