The Resource Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland

Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland

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Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West
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Autumn of the Black Snake
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the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West
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William Hogeland
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Summary
Autumn of the Black Snake tells the overlooked story of how Washington achieved his aim. In evocative and absorbing prose, William Hogeland conjures up the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, our first true standing army. His memorable portraits of leaders on both sides?from the daring war chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle to the doomed commander Richard Butler and a steely, even ruthless Washington?drive a tale of horrific violence, brilliant strategizing, stupendous blunders, and valorous deeds. This sweeping account, at once exciting and dark, builds to a crescendo as Washington and Alexander Hamilton, at enormous risk, outmaneuver Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other skeptics of standing armies?and Washington appoints the seemingly disreputable Anthony Wayne, known as Mad Anthony, to lead the legion. Wayne marches into the forests of the Old Northwest, where the very Indians he is charged with defeating will bestow on him, with grudging admiration, a new name: the Black Snake. --
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970.004/97
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: the ruins of an old French fort -- Part I. Sinclair's retreat -- The death of General Butler -- The turnip field -- Drive them out -- An inquiry into the causes of the unfortunate late defeat -- Part II. War dancing -- Standing armies -- Metropotamia -- Mad Anthony -- The peaceful intentions of the United States -- Legion Ville -- Part III. The Blacksnake march -- Recovery -- Fallen Timbers -- Black granite -- Conclusion
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22 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780374107345
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016052193
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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  • 1268075

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