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Valcour : the 1776 campaign that saved the cause of liberty / Jack Kelly.

Kelly, Jack, 1949- (author.).

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"The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America's scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain's sea power. During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada loomed. In response, citizen soldiers of the newly independent nation mounted a heroic defense. Patriots constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain in northern New York and confronted the Royal Navy in a desperate three-day battle near Valcour Island. Their effort surprised the arrogant British and forced the enemy to call off their invasion. Jack Kelly's Valcour is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents. America's independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington's bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 973.35 KEL 2021 (Text) 33892100734590 Adult New Books Book None 04/21/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250247117
  • ISBN: 125024711X
  • Physical Description: xi, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Last Man -- Superiority on the Lakes -- The Great Warpath -- Canada -- Not an Army -- Straining Every Nerve -- Sometimes I Dream -- Fired on an Officer -- Life and Spirit -- Honor May Require -- Princes of the Wilderness -- Setting Sail -- Dare Cross the Lake -- A Considerable Naval Force -- Prepared for the Enemy -- No Landlubbers -- A Noble Sight -- Make Ready -- Engage -- The Battle Was Very Hot -- With Great Fury -- Extreme Obscurity -- In Shattered Condition -- The End of the Fight -- Want of Time -- Zeal for the Service -- Active, Judicious and Brave -- The Cause of Liberty.
Summary, etc.:
"The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America's scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain's sea power. During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada loomed. In response, citizen soldiers of the newly independent nation mounted a heroic defense. Patriots constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain in northern New York and confronted the Royal Navy in a desperate three-day battle near Valcour Island. Their effort surprised the arrogant British and forced the enemy to call off their invasion. Jack Kelly's Valcour is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents. America's independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington's bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Valcour Island, Battle of, N.Y., 1776.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Naval operations.
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
New York (State) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Naval operations.
New York (State) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
Champlain, Lake, Region > History, Naval > 18th century.
Champlain, Lake, Region > History, Military > 18th century.
United States. Continental Navy > History.

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