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Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775, Thomas A. Desjardin

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Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775
Title
Through a howling wilderness
Title remainder
Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Desjardin
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Language
eng
Summary
In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Newburyport, bound for the Maine wilderness. They were American colonists who had volunteered for a secret mission to paddle and march nearly two hundred miles through some of the wildest country in the colonies and seize the fortress city of Quebec, the last British stronghold in Canada." "The march, under the command of Colonel Benedict Arnold, proved to be a tragic journey. Before they reached the outskirts of Quebec, hundreds died from hypothermia, drowning, smallpox, lightning strikes, exposure, and starvation. The survivors ate dogs, shoes, clothing, leather, cartridge boxes, shaving soap, and lip salve. Their trek toward Quebec was nearly twice the length shown on their maps. In the midst of the journey, the most unlikely of events befell them: a hurricane. The rains fell in such torrents that their boats floated off or sunk, taking their meager provisions along, and then it began to snow. The men woke up frozen in their tattered clothing. One third of the force deserted, returning to Massachusetts. Of those remaining, more than four hundred were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner." "Finally, in the midst of a raging blizzard, those remaining attacked Quebec. In the assault, their wet muskets failed to fire. Undaunted, they overtook the first of two barricades and pressed on toward the other, nearly taking Canada from the British. Demonstrating Benedict Arnold's prowess as a military strategist, the attack on Quebec accomplished another goal for the colonial army: It forced the British to commit thousands of troops to Canada, subsequently weakening the British hand against George Washington." "A military history about the early days of the American Revolution, Through a Howling Wilderness is also a timeless adventure narrative that tells of heroic acts, men pitted against nature's fury, and a fledgling nation's fight against a tyrannical oppressor."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1964-
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Desjardin, Thomas A.
Dewey number
973.3/31
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E231
LC item number
.D37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • Québec (Québec)
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Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775, Thomas A. Desjardin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-230) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The fourteenth colony -- To Quebec and victory! -- Scouting party -- Challenging the Kennebec -- The river Dead -- The king of terrors -- The Qu?b?cois -- Quebec at last -- The fortress city -- Suffering and waiting -- Storming the walls -- Epilogue : America's Hannibal
Control code
61479615
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312339043
Lccn
2005044607
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
9780312339043
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Label
Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775, Thomas A. Desjardin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fourteenth colony -- To Quebec and victory! -- Scouting party -- Challenging the Kennebec -- The river Dead -- The king of terrors -- The Qu?b?cois -- Quebec at last -- The fortress city -- Suffering and waiting -- Storming the walls -- Epilogue : America's Hannibal
Control code
61479615
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312339043
Lccn
2005044607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780312339043
Other physical details
maps

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