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The Resource Special operations in the American Revolution, Robert L. Tonsetic

Special operations in the American Revolution, Robert L. Tonsetic

Label
Special operations in the American Revolution
Title
Special operations in the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Tonsetic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Revolutionary War history analyzes the Continental Army's extensive use of guerilla tactics'the beginning of modern Special Ops. When the American Revolution began, the colonial troops had little hope of matching His Majesty's British and German legions. Indeed, Washington's army suffered defeat after defeat in the first few years. But the Americans had a trump card: a reservoir of tough, self-reliant frontier fighters willing to contest the King's men with unconventional tactics. While the British could seize the coastlines, the interior belonged to these brave men. In this book, author and former US Army colonel Robert Tonsetic analyzes a number of special operations conducted during the Revolutionary War. While Gen. Washington endeavored to confront the Empire on conventional terms, he relied on small units to keep the enemy off balance. The fledgling Continental Navy and Marines, no match for the British navy in sea battles, focused on disrupting British commercial shipping in the Atlantic and Caribbean. When the British and their Native American allies began to wage war on American settlements west of the Appalachians, Washington relied on militias to conduct raids and long-range strikes. Throughout the war, what we today call SpecOps were an integral part of American strategy, and many of the lessons learned and tactics used at the time are still studied by modern-day Special Operations forces. As this book establishes, the improvisation inherent in the American spirit proved itself well during the Revolution, continuing to stand as an example for our future martial endeavors
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tonsetic, Robert
Dewey number
973.33
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA34.S64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
Label
Special operations in the American Revolution, Robert L. Tonsetic
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) 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
Control code
854758314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612001661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b2322fcd-8575-4083-8be5-e0cbdaf196cc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854758314
Label
Special operations in the American Revolution, Robert L. Tonsetic
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) 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
Control code
854758314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612001661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b2322fcd-8575-4083-8be5-e0cbdaf196cc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854758314

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