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The Resource Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence, John Ferling

Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence, John Ferling

Label
Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence
Title
Almost a miracle
Title remainder
the American victory in the War of Independence
Statement of responsibility
John Ferling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was "little short of a standing miracle.". Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph, offering vivid descrip
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferling, John E
Dewey number
973.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E230
LC item number
.F47 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Armed Forces
  • Generals
  • Politics and government
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Militaire strategie
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence, John Ferling
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-661) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"My country, my honor, my life" : bravery and death in war -- pt. 1. Going to war, 1775-1776. "Fear is not an American art" : the coming of the war -- "A loss that is greater than we can bear" : going to war -- Choices, 1775 -- pt. 2. The war in the North, 1776-1779. "Hastening fast to a crisis" : June 1775-June 1776 -- Choices, 1776 -- "Knock him up for the campaign" : the Battle for New York, 1776 -- "This hour of adversity" : to the end of 1776 -- Choices, 1777 -- "The caprice of war" : America's pivotal victory at Saratoga -- "We rallied and broke" : the Campaign for Philadelphia, September-December 1777 -- Choices, 1778 -- "A respectable army" : the grim year, 1778 -- Choices, 1779 -- "A band of brotherhood" : the soldiers, the army, and the forgotten war in 1779 -- "We have occasioned a good deal of terror" : the war at sea -- Choices, 1780 -- pt. 3. The war in the South, 1780-1781. "A year filled with our disgraces" : defeat in the South, 1780 -- "Southern means and Southern exertions" : hope and despair, June-December 1780 -- Choices, 1781 -- "Bloody and severe" : the pivotal Southern war, early 1781-- "We are suspended in the balance" : Spring and Summer 1781-- pt. 4. American victory, 1781-1783. "America is ours" : victory at Yorktown, 1781 -- Choices, 1782 -- "May we have peace in our time" : peace and demobilization, 1782-1783 -- "Little short of a miracle" : accounting for America's victory
Control code
170623042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 679 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195181210
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611162467
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
116246
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)170623042
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Almost a miracle : the American victory in the War of Independence, John Ferling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-661) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"My country, my honor, my life" : bravery and death in war -- pt. 1. Going to war, 1775-1776. "Fear is not an American art" : the coming of the war -- "A loss that is greater than we can bear" : going to war -- Choices, 1775 -- pt. 2. The war in the North, 1776-1779. "Hastening fast to a crisis" : June 1775-June 1776 -- Choices, 1776 -- "Knock him up for the campaign" : the Battle for New York, 1776 -- "This hour of adversity" : to the end of 1776 -- Choices, 1777 -- "The caprice of war" : America's pivotal victory at Saratoga -- "We rallied and broke" : the Campaign for Philadelphia, September-December 1777 -- Choices, 1778 -- "A respectable army" : the grim year, 1778 -- Choices, 1779 -- "A band of brotherhood" : the soldiers, the army, and the forgotten war in 1779 -- "We have occasioned a good deal of terror" : the war at sea -- Choices, 1780 -- pt. 3. The war in the South, 1780-1781. "A year filled with our disgraces" : defeat in the South, 1780 -- "Southern means and Southern exertions" : hope and despair, June-December 1780 -- Choices, 1781 -- "Bloody and severe" : the pivotal Southern war, early 1781-- "We are suspended in the balance" : Spring and Summer 1781-- pt. 4. American victory, 1781-1783. "America is ours" : victory at Yorktown, 1781 -- Choices, 1782 -- "May we have peace in our time" : peace and demobilization, 1782-1783 -- "Little short of a miracle" : accounting for America's victory
Control code
170623042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 679 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195181210
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611162467
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
116246
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)170623042
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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