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Author Name:    BIRD, Harrison

Title:   Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Oxford University Press, New York, 1962, 1962

Seller ID:   11936

BIRD, Harrison. Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. New York : Oxford University Press, 1 962. First Edition. Pp (16),3-361,(1),+ 4 pp.plates. 8vo, white cloth, red and gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers as well as 4 maps in the text.

Myron Smith, American Navy 1789-1860 : Bibliography 573; Fredriksen, Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights : A Bibliography of the War of 1812 E107.

"Here for the first time is the exciting, dramatic story of the naval engagements fought on Lake Champlain and Lake George. Many of the most significant battles of the whole period between the first landings by Europeans on the North American continent and the conclusion of the War of 1812 some two centurie s later took place on these two lakes. Situated on the most important north-south gateway in North America — with the St. Lawrence River to the north and the Hudson River to the south — the two lakes were a natural focal point for the forces attempting to control the eastern seaboard from New York north. First France and England, later England and the new United States, threw their best soldiers and sailors into the desperate struggles for the region." - from the dj flap.

Contents:
I. France in the Ascendancy.
1. Men ofIron;
2. New France Expands.

II. England Triumphs.
3. William Johnson Moves North;
4. Rangers over the Lakes;
5. Victories and Defeats;
6. 'Success to General Amherst";
7. Five Years' Work Is Done.

III. Independence Is Won.
8. Green Mountain Boys;
9. Liberty Is a Schooner;
10. To Quebec — and Back;
11. Benedict Arnold's Plan;
12. The Americans Make Ready;
13. The British Make Ready;
14. In Harm's Way;
15. The Year That Was Won;
16. Johnny Burgoyne Moves South;
17. The World Turned Upside Down";
18.The Prevailing Wind.

IV. The American Lake.
19. The U.S. Navy on Lake;
20 Alarms and Excursions;
21. The Frigate Saratoga;
22. Macdonough Anchors His Fleet; A Signal Victory;

With list of the Boats that Participated in the Battles, bibliography and index.

Very good in nicked dustjacket. 35.00


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