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A Company of Heroes: The American Frontier 1775-1783
A Company of Heroes The American Frontier 1775-1783 Author:Dale Van Every Historian-novelist Dale Van Every reconstructs one of the least-known aspects of the Revolution as he tells how, with deliberate strategy, the British high command incited the Indians to war against the rebel frontier. Their plan was to spread terror and harassment among the Americans and break the backbone of the rebellion. That the plan misf... more »ired was due to the near-incredible resistance of the frontiersmen.
He concentrates his narrative on two leading figures: George Rogers Clark, the Virginian whose military skill was second only to that of Washington, and Joseph Brant, his brilliant adversary, the Mohawk leader of the Iroquois.
He writes of the broad strategy of the war, of the decisions made in London and Paris and Madrid and in the councils of the Revolution; he writes of the battles and the massacres, of Kaskaskia, Vincennes, Blue Licks, Oriskany, King's Mountain. But most of all he writes of the frontiersmen, that breed apart, whose unquenchable thirst for liberty was to decide the fate of a nation.« less