With Musket and Tomahawk. Volume I

The Saratoga Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777

Michael O. Logusz

 
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Illustration :
8pp illustrations
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781612002248
Pages : 432
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95
Hardback
ISBN : 9781935149002
Pages : 432
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Overview
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"A brilliantly written, meticulously research, vivid and well balanced account highlighting the four month struggle in the pivotal year of 1777 during the American Revolutionary War." - The Citizen (Auburnpub.com)

"...a fascinating book...Logusz brings this part of the Revolutionary War to life with excellent detail... It is a story with real people as they struggle to live and win the independence of a new nation. From a historical standpoint and as one who loves history, I highly recommend this book." - IPMS

"Logusz has a flair for vivid detail, whether describing the terror Colonists felt during Indian raids on their settlements or the chaos of the battles in the unfamiliar wilderness." - Library Journal

About The Author
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Michael O. Logusz has served in both the Regular and Reserve branches of the U.S. Army, most recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007–08. He holds a B.A. from Oswego State College and an M.A. in Russian Studies from Hunter College in New York. The author of numerous articles and a previous book on WWII, Lt. Colonel Logusz has personally examined the ground of each battle he describes. He currently lives in Florida.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction: The Wilderness War of 1777

1 The Strategic Dilemma in the Northern Theater
2 Lord Germain's Proposal
3 Burgoyne's Plan to Advance on Albany
4 The British Army in Canada
5 The Northern Campaign Commences
6 British Moves and Patriot Uncertainty
7 Burgoyne Advances and Fort Ticonderoga Falls
8 Cries of Retreat and Forest Combats
9 The Battle of Hubbardton
10 Fighting Off Marauders and Raiders
11 Samuel Kirkland: Chaplain and Intelligence Agent
12 Burgoyne's Plan to Reach Fort Edward
13 Bolstering Forces on Both Sides
14 Burgoyne Hacks His Way South
15 The Tragic Case of Jane McCrea
16 The Battle of Bennington
17 Schuyler Is Relieved of Command
18 The Patriots Raid Fort Ticonderoga
19 The First Battle of Saratoga: Freeman's Farm
20 Troops Dig In and Patriot Generals Collide
21 Burgoyne's Strategy Unravels
22 The Second Battle of Saratoga: Bemis Heights
23 The British Begin to Collapse
24 Burgoyne Surrenders

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

REVIEWS
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…brilliantly written, meticulously researched, vivid and well balanced account highlighting the four month struggle in the pivotal year of 1777 during the American Revolutionary War

- Auburn, November 2010

"…a fascinating book... Logusz brings this part of the Revolutionary War to life with excellent detail. … It is a story with real people as they struggle to live and win the independence of a new nation. From a historical standpoint and as one who loves history, I highly recommend this book.”

- IPMS, August 2010

"..does an excellent job of covering the Saratoga Campaign….”

- Journal of America's Military Past, July 2011

"Logusz has a flair for vivid detail, whether describing the terror Colonists felt during Indian raids on their settlements or the chaos of battles in the unfamiliar wilderness.”

- Library Journal, March 2010

"The Wilderness War is captured here with a fresh and intimate perspective.”

- LONE STAR, August 2010

"… an in-depth. Military analysis of a crucial turning point in the American Revolutionary War… enthralling study that brings military history to life…”

- Midwest Book Review, June 2010

"…a fresh approach…makes a solid contribution to understanding the campaign…”

- Military History of the West, December 2010

This study of the Saratoga campaign, in which forces of British General Burgoyne were trailed, corralled and finally forced to surrender, demonstrated or the first time the military potential of the Revolution….scholarly research and is supported by half a dozen quite useful maps…”

- Military Illustrated, December 2010

"... a superlative saga of this time period... research is truly superb and very much in depth...relies on correspondence and reports from both sides of the conflict to bring the story of the Wilderness Campaign to life... As is so often the case reality is much more gripping than fantasy and this book surely fits into that mold.”

- ModelMadness.com / S. Van Aken, May 2010

"…gives an account of the campaign at strategic, tactical and a personal level from the initial planning of the campaign to the final surrender of Burgoyne's force at Saratoga …actions are well presented and detailed…”

- WarGames Recon, UK, January 2011

"… well-researched and very thorough … It is extensively footnoted and contains an impressive bibliography… This reader is looking forward to the second volume”

- What Would the Founders Think, January 2012

"…fast paced…overflow with details …Exciting, eminently readable and highly recommended”

- Toy Soldier and Model Figure, June 2012

A comprehensive look at the brutal wilderness war that secured America's independence

- Books Monthly UK, June 2014

This is a very readable account of a war that took place in undeveloped countryside, with basic weapons, yet in a country that we now think of as having towns and highways and technology readily available.  Only just over 200 years ago it was a very different story.

- Military Modeling, August 2014

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