NELSON, James L.
Title: Benedict Arnold's Navy : The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle for Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution. Book Club Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McGraw Hill, Camden, Maine, 2007, ISBN:9780071468060
Seller ID: 108931
NELSON, James L. Benedict Arnold's Navy : The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution. Camden, Maine: McGraw Hill, (2007). Book Club Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvi,-386,(4). Illustrated with 14 pages of b&w plates. Maps in the text. 8vo, black paper- covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Award-winning historian James L. Nelsonweaves a thrilling narrative around the Battle of Valcour Island, in which a cobbled-together American fleet, led by the bold and resourceful Arnold, stood up to the might of the British navy, only to be destroyed in the end by overwhelming odds. Setting the desperate battle in its context, 'Benedi ct Arnold's Navy' describes the strategic importance of the Hudson River and Lake CHamplain, the ambitious and largely successful American invasion ofQuebec in 1775, and the bloody retreat of the following year." - from the dustjacket. 1775. 1. The War Begins; 2. The Road to Ticonderoga; 3. A Gathering of Strength; 4. The Taking of Ticonderoga; 5. To the Victors; 6. The Northern Theater; 7. A Change in Command; 8. Command of the Northern Department; 9. North to Quebec; 10. Invading Canada; 11. Into the Wilderness; 12. Montreal; 13. The March to Quebec; 14. Quebec Besieged; 15. Forces Joined; 16. The Attack on Quebec. 1776. 17. The Aftermath; 18. A Frozen War; 19. The Early Fleet; 20. The Commission to Canada; 21. "God of Armies, Help us"; 22. "An Army Broken"; 23. Three Rivers; 24. Birth of Two Fleets; 25. The Gondolas of Skenesborough; 26. The Summer of 1776; 27. A Most Deserving and Gallant Officer; 28. The Fleet Comes Together; 29. Arnold in Command; 30. A Line of Battle; 31. A Place to Make a Stand; 32. The British Head South; 33. The battle of Valcour Island; 34. "The Battle was Verrey Hot"; 35. South Wind and Open Water; 36. End of the Campaign Season; 37. Winter Quarters. 1777. 38. The Road to Saratoga; 39. Saratoga. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 12.50