I'll Storm Hell Author:Noel B. Gerson MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON: — "Can you storm the British Fortress at Stony Point?" — BRIGADIER GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE: — "Issue the order, sir, and I'll storm hell." — Legendary account of a conversation at General Washington's Headquarters in early June, 1779. — This was the spirit that typified one of the most courageous, impetuous officers in ... more »the Revolutionary War - and also earned him a notable nickname: "Mad Anthony" Wayne, Fourth Pennsylvania Militia. Feared and respected by his men, greatly esteemed by General Washington, Wayne reached the height of his career with the commando-style capture of Stony Point on the Hudson - a brilliant victory for the Continental Army that marked the collapse of Britain's plan to split the Colonies in half.
But military success is only part of the dynamic, colorful saga told in I'LL STORM HELL...the story of both a patriot general who never once refused a challenge, wether it was by title or rhetoric, and of a successful gentleman farmer whose unfortunate marriage probably drove him onto the battlefields. Chief Surveyor for Dr. Ben Franklin when he was barely twenty-one, Wayne rubbed elbows with some of the most influential minds in the Colonies, and soon became one of the Pennsylvania militia's earliest commanders, clamoring for the continental recognition and the chance to "beat the bloody Lobsterbacks!"
At Valley Forge, on the Hudson, and later, during the savage Indian Wars in South Carolina, "Mad Anthony" proved himself as one of the toughest yet fairest commanders in the Continental Army. And Wayne would also wage a private war with himself...a battle whose stakes were the undying admiration of a beautiful woman from Deleware.
In I'LL STORM HELL, Noel Gerson has given us still another fine portrayal of a Revolutionary War hero, a dramatic account that joins Mr. Gerson's already impressive list of biographies and historical novels.« less