A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780
"Suggesting that scholars traditionality have underestimated its importance, Borick contends that the siege was one of the most wide-ranging, sophisticated, and critical campaigns of the war. While striking a devastating blow to American morale, it transformed the war in South Carolina from a conventional eighteenth-century conflict into a partisan war." "Drawing on letters, journals, and other records kept by American, British, and Hessian participants, Borick relies on an impressive array of primary and secondary sources relating to the siege. He includes contemporaneous and modern maps that depict the British approach to the city and the complicated military operations that led to the patriots' greatest defeat of the American Revolution."--Jacket.
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This is a solid piece of academic military history that can be read by both experts and the newcomers to the field with advantage. If nothing else Borick seems to cover all aspects of the campaign ... Read full review
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