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This book uncovers the lives and sacrifices of ten generals who died for American liberty. It reveals the experiences of the citizen-soldiers of the eighteenth century. It explores the diverse backgrounds of America's earliest military leaders. From June 1775 to February 1781, ten patriot generals died as a result of combat wounds. Their service and deaths spanned most of the Revolutionary War's duration and geographical expanse. The generals were a diverse group, with six born in America and four in Europe. Three came from professional military backgrounds. The rest were citizen - soldiers, mostly with limited military experience. As the colonists won their independence, the fallen generals became martyrs for the revolutionary ideals that would inspire later generations throughout the world. "Liberty's Fallen Generals" is the first book to analyze these key military leaders' service and the quality of their leadership in light of recent scholarship on the war. Each general's profile provides background on military and political events leading to his emergence, assesses the general as a military leader in the war, and examines the campaign that culminated in his battle-related death. A compelling study in leadership and sacrifice, "Liberty's Fallen Generals" is essential reading for those interested in learning more about America's earliest heroes.
Series: Military Profiles
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st August 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.6