Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution

Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution

by Terry Golway

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ISBN-13: 9780805080056
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Publication date: 01/10/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 572,141
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Terry Golway is a frequent contributor to American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His previous books include So That Others Might Live, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Liberty, and Irish Rebel. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ksmyth on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Washington's General is a good read. It is a fine popular biography of one of the most important military leaders of the American Revolution. Golway traces Greene's life from his youth in Rhode Island, through his service as a major general in the Continental Army to his death at the early age of 44. While all of Greene's most important contributions, as a commander in the New York campaign, as Quartermaster General of the army, and finally commander of the southern army, all seem to be given lip service. There is a lot of narrative here and not much analysis. I feel that there are many missed opportunities for more. While Golway does give some attention to Greene's flaws-his need for respect and acknowledgment by Washington and Congress, some of his unseemly business dealings-there is also a fair amount of cheerleading going on here, which I occasionally found off-putting. A good quick read, but I hoped for more.
AngieN on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Not many people know much about Nathanael Greene, but if you've read much on George Washington, then you know that General Greene was one of Washington's most trusted men and a key to victory in the South. This is just a great read and is written well, but it might be a little difficult to follow if you haven't read much on Washington or the Revolutionary War.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fairly well-written book about one of the lesser-known leaders of the American Revolution. But it does lack the depth of many biographies about this period that I've read, and it ends rather abruptly, with little real discussion of Greene's final years. I would probably give it 3.5 stars if that were possible. Recommended for a quick read about an interesting person, but it's not for anyone looking for something in-depth.
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