Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard M. KetchumSaratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard M. Ketchum

Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

byRichard M. Ketchum

Paperback | May 17, 1999

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In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Indepence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the world. Stirring narrative history, skillfully told through the perspective of those who fought in the campaign, Saratoga brings to life as never before the inspiring story of Americans who did their utmost in what seemed a lost cause, achieving what proved to be the crucial victory of the Revolution.

A New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Award, 1997

Richard M. Ketchum's work has been hailed as "superb military history of an intimacy and narrative power such as is rarely written" (Orville Prescott). The author of twelve books, Mr. Ketchum served as the editor in charge of books at American Heritage Publishing Company for two decades. A graduate of Yale University, he commanded a su...
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Title:Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.39 × 6.19 × 1.53 inPublished:May 17, 1999Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0805061231

ISBN - 13:9780805061239

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Just one year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the United States, the British invaded in an attempt to put an end to American independence. The resulting revolutionary war changed the face of U.S. history. Saratoga presents in vivid detail, the key battles of the revolutionary war, told from the point of view of those who fought against the British. Richard M. Ketchum is a highly acclaimed writer who blends military history with engaging narrative to make history come alive.

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"This is superbly researched, full-scale narrative history at its best." -David McCullough"More than a brilliant, gripping account of one of history's most important battles; it is a vivid, needed reminder of how hard-fought, gritty, sweat-soaked, god-awful, heroic, and all-important was the American War. Like Shelby Foote unfolding the drama of the Civil War, Richard M. Ketchum writes of the Revolution as if he had been there . . . No novelist could create characters more memorable than the protagonists on both the American and British sides . . . This is superbly researched, full-scale narrative history at its best." -David McCullough, author of John Adams