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Riassunto: On 15 September 1776 the British army under General William Howe invaded Manhattan Island, with the largest expeditionary force in their history. George Washington's Continental Army, still in disarray after the disastrous Battle of Brooklyn some two weeks earlier, retreated north to Harlem Heights, leaving New York in British hands. Control of the city was Howe's primary objective. Located at the mouth of the strategically vital Hudson river, it had become the centrepiece of England's strategy for putting down the American rebellion. However, as Barnet Schecter reveals in his stirring narrative, far from furnishing a key to the colonies, New York proved to be the fatal chalice that poisoned the British war effort. The Battle for New York tells the story of how the city became the pivot on which the American Revolution turned - from the political and religious struggles of the 1760s and early 1770s that polarised its citizens and increasingly made New York a hotbed of radical thought and action; to the campaign of 1776 that turned New York into a series of battlefields; to the seven years of British occupation, during which time Washington and Congress were as determined to regain the city as the British were to hold it. The extraordinary campaign in the autumn of 1776, which forms the dramatic heart of the book, was by far the largest military venture of the Revolutionary War; it involved almost every significant participant in the war on both sides; and there can be little doubt that during it the fate of America hung in the balance. Moreover, the outcome had a direct impact on the major turning points of the rest of the war.
L'autore: Barnet Schecter is a writer and historian who lives in New York City. This is his first book.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780224069656
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Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2003. Condizione libro: As New. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Book in almost Brand New condition. Codice libro della libreria GRP86513927
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004409370
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR003226892
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, London, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. A fine copy in d/w. 454pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Codice libro della libreria 041981
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, London, 2003. Black Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 454pp, black and white illustrations. Unclipped dustjacket, colour illustration to all sides. Minimal bumping to top edge, some light fading to spine. Clean boards, text in bright gilt to spine. Textblock edge is tanned, light tanning to page edges also. Interior is otherwise clean, free of annotations and tightly bound. A very sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 2001591