In these excellent and detailed accounts of military heroes, we learn about two personalities and the major incidents and decisions they made affecting the course of history. Battles and skirmishes in the Revolutionary War, wherein the separatists of the Thirteen Colonies successfully fought for and achieved the independence of the United States, is narrated in a lively but factual manner.
Particular attention is paid to the controversial negotiations between Vermont and Britain in the late stages of the Revolutionary War. Ethan Allen was criticized for his involvement, while Seth Warner had also found his reputation besmirched over the years. As well as being a biography, these works serve to set the record straight about two of the greatest heroes of the conflict.
Daniel Chipman, author of the biography of Seth Warner, was a lawyer and later a Congressman of Vermont in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His intense knowledge of local history and personal experience in the halls of the US government during its fledgling decades make his writings valuable and reliable.
Jared Sparks, author of the biography of Ethan Allen, was a historian and Unitarian minister who served as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. His career spanned the early-to-mid 19th century, and saw him become one of the United States first public intellectuals, who helped forge ties between the USA and European academies.