Proud Patriot: Philip Schuyler and the War of Independence, 1775-1783 (A New York State Study)

By: Gerlach, Don R.

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First edition. Top edge and reverse of jacket spine faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1992 Hard Cover. xiv, 636 pp. Winner of the 1986 John Ben Snow Manuscript Prize. In this richly textured biography, Professor Gerlach weaves the personal details of Philip Schuyler's life into the larger tapestry of the politics of the American Revolutionary period. Born into a prominent New York family, Philip Schuyler became a major general in the Continental army and a commissioner of Indian affairs. He was responsible for the northern theater of the war and laid the foundation for the American defenses at Saratoga before his removal from that command prior to the battles... It was Philip Schuyler - not Benedict Arnold - who was the real creator of the Lake Champlain navy of 1776. And it was Schuyler's strategic planning - prior to Horatio Gates's succession to the high command at Saratoga - combined with John Burgoyne's own misfortunes that were crucial determinants of the campaign of 1777.

Title: Proud Patriot: Philip Schuyler and the War of Independence, 1775-1783 (A New York State Study)

Author: Gerlach, Don R.

Categories: Military, Military, Revolutionary Era through 1800, New York,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Syracuse, Syracuse University Press: 1992

ISBN Number: 0815623739

ISBN Number 13: 9780815623731

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2303995

Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN REVOLUTION REVOLUTIONARY ERA BIOGRAPHY PHILIP SCHUYLER,