Saratoga: The Decisive Battle
by Rupert Furneaux

A history of Burgoine's march from Canada to Saratoga. It concludes that the American victory was due to the thousands of farmers who turned out to defend their independence. The strategies and mistakes of the generals on both sides were less important. Gates comes off better than Arnold.

(Why doesn't some historian explain how all those thousands of farmers learned about the upcoming battle at Saratoga in time to get there?)

Year Read: 1975


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