Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 5, 2008 - History - 288 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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This is an excellent biography of very “famous” person very few of us know very much about – except for Fort Knox, named for him, of course. He was a young Boston bookseller, self-taught in artillery ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Two Ticonderoga
Three Ragamuffins
Four Delaware Crossing
Five The Battle for Philadelphia
Six Turning of the Tide
Seven Fortitude
Eight Yorktown and Surrender
Nine Confederation Secretary
Ten Illusive Bubbles
Eleven Soldiers Home
Twelve Atoms upon This Atom
Notes
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Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, winner of the Fraunces Tavern award, and co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. Puls has worked as a journalist for The Detroit News.

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