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9780811716468

George Washington's Indispensable Men

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811716468

  • ISBN10:

    0811716465

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

While history has immortalized George Washington, it has largely forgotten those who helped to propel him to such greatness: the 32 men who served as his aides-de-camp. George Washington's Indispensable Men asserts that Washington relied heavily on these men for help in formulating policy and strategy. His aides were definitely not just "pen men, " but real, behind-the-scenes advisors that potentially affected some of his greatest decisions.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
viii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
PART ONE: The First Years of the Revolution, 1775--77 1(94)
George Washington Reinvents the Aide-de-Camp, 1775
3(14)
The Siege of Boston, July 1775--March 1776
17(28)
In Defense of New York, March--December 1776
45(50)
PART TWO: The Battle for the Middle Colonies, 1777--78 95(90)
The Defense of Philadelphia, January--October 1777
97(36)
Valley Forge, December 1777--May 1778
133(26)
The Campaign of 1778
159(26)
PART THREE: Victory at Last, 1779--83 185(80)
The War Moves South, July 1778--December 1780
187(14)
Hard Times, January--December 1780
201(16)
The Varick Papers
217(10)
The Siege of Yorktown, January--November 1781
227(28)
Waiting for Peace, November 1781--December 1783
255(10)
PART FOUR: Postwar America 265(46)
Different Paths
267(22)
Closing Scenes
289(16)
Conclusion
305(6)
Postscript 311(2)
Notes 313(80)
Bibliography 393(8)
Index 401

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