Henry Knox: visionary general of the American Revolution

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 5, 2008 - History - 282 pages
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Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

I have a vested interest in the subject of this book. If you view my avatar, you can see that I portray General/Secretary of War, General Henry Knox for three different acting/theater companies, and ... Read full review

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Knox was such an amazing general that I had never learned much about. He was really indispensable to Washington Read full review


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Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution 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.

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