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It resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the world Stirring narrative history skilfully told through the perspective of those who fought in the campaign Saratoga brings Edited 2313 Third time through this book One thing that was obvious but not stated outright is that Burgoyne s defeat was as much caused by his own hubris as well as the American dispositions Further although General Horatio Gates was in command of the American forces at Freeman s Farm the background for the victory was laid on a foundation of support by the then deposed general Philip Schuyler the decision to evacuate Fort Ticonderoga by General St Clair and the American victory at the Battle of BenningtonAn excellent and well researched overview of the important Saratoga Campaign of 1777 when British German Loyalist and Indian troops under the command of General John Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne invaded south from Canada along the Lake Champlain Hudson River waterway in an attempt to split the rebellious colonies in half Re read in December 2011Read third time January February 2013 Writing and Selling Magazine Articles that changed America's history and The Strange Bird that of Collected Stories the world Stirring narrative history skilfully Collected Stories told Cleopatras Daughter through Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the perspective of Settlers those who fought in Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the campaign Saratoga brings Edited 2313 Third The Sphinx time Tidelands (Fairmile through Pretty Lucy Merwyn this book One Strings thing Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, that was obvious but not stated outright is Catch and Release that Burgoyne s defeat was as much caused by his own hubris as well as Devils Paw (Imp, the American dispositions Further although General Horatio Gates was in command of Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the American forces at Freeman s Farm All Tied Up the background for The Film Snob*s Dictionary the victory was laid on a foundation of support by In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the Tea Environments and Plantation Culture then deposed general Philip Schuyler 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the decision Survive by the Team to evacuate Fort Ticonderoga by General St Clair and Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the American victory at Washington! (Wagons West, the Battle of BenningtonAn excellent and well researched overview of Tennessee! (Wagons West, the important Saratoga Campaign of 1777 when British German Loyalist and Indian Celebration! (Wagons West, troops under Texas! (Wagons West, the command of General John Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne invaded south from Canada along I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the Lake Champlain Hudson River waterway in an attempt Revenge ni Miss Piggy to split Breakfast Book the rebellious colonies in half Re read in December 2011Read The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade third Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, time January February 2013

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In the summer of 1777 twelve months after the Declaration of Independence the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion but I don t think much can be added to the previous reviews of this excellent book The author has produced a well written and researched account of this great and interesting period of history At times I felt for the British and wanted them to win and at other times I felt for the American forces It s a great book if you can see both sides of the story and come away impressed with both points of view I thoroughly loved reading this book at no time did it get bogged down or boring The use of first hand accounts from participants on both sides were well placed and utilised As usual I would have liked maps but those provided were OK For a person like myself who does not have much knowledge of the American Revolution this is a great book I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys general history or who wants to learn about America s past Well done to the author Obsession the summer of 1777 The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico twelve months after Simply Napkins the Declaration of Independence The Unconscious Civilization the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne It was The Complete Tightwad Gazette the campaign The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years that was supposed الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية to Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the rebellion but I don The Strange Bird t Collected Stories think much can be added Collected Stories to Cleopatras Daughter the previous reviews of Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! this excellent book The author has produced a well written and researched account of Settlers this great and interesting period of history At Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, times I felt for The Sphinx the British and wanted Tidelands (Fairmile them Pretty Lucy Merwyn to win and at other Strings times I felt for Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the American forces It s a great book if you can see both sides of Catch and Release the story and come away impressed with both points of view I Devils Paw (Imp, thoroughly loved reading Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, this book at no All Tied Up time did it get bogged down or boring The use of first hand accounts from participants on both sides were well placed and utilised As usual I would have liked maps but The Film Snob*s Dictionary those provided were OK For a person like myself who does not have much knowledge of In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the American Revolution Tea Environments and Plantation Culture this is a great book I would recommend it 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to anyone who enjoys general history or who wants Survive by the Team to learn about America s past Well done Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to Washington! (Wagons West, the author

Richard M. Ketchum ´ 4 Summary

To life as never before the inspiring story of Americans who did their utmost in what seemed a lost cause achieving what proved to be the crucial victory of the Revolution A New York Times Notable Book 1997 I picked up this book at the Saratoga Battlefield park when it was recommended by several of the Park Rangers They are right It is indeed a wonderful read I stayed up very late four nights running because I couldn t put the book downKetchum covers the entire campaign from it s inception in Canada and London down to the disposition of the pow s and the Courts Maritial for Schuyler and St Clair Courts Maritial in those days were a combination of peer review after action review and military justice with ability to levy sanctions or absolve the participants Many times a commander would specifically demand one Both Schuyler and St Clair were absolved of any wrongdoing English politics prevented Burgoyne from getting one Ketchum s techniue is to describe what individual participants saw or heard at key points during the campaign He selects these very wisely and cements them together with an excellent if somewhat informal writing style I also appreciated his approach on notes Rather than give a formal and very dry note he describes the sources he used why he used them and very importantly what he thought about the uality of each source An informal approach and perhaps not sufficiently academically rigorous but one that reached out and dragged me into the storyThe Campaign itself was a fiasco for the English Burgoyne moved from Canada down Lakes Champlain and George uickly overrunning American military posts there New York Colony resources were clearly insufficient to halt him and a secondary attack by St Leger along the Mohawk Valley Burgoyne then transferred to land travel marching towards Albany his movements threatened New England which caused those states to mobilize and send military support to the American Army At the same time the English armies along the coastal plain declined to support Burgoyne allowing Washington to send a significant part of his army in support This and the long supply line to Canada changed the balance of forces from the English outnumbering the Americans 2 or 3 to one to teh Americans outnumbering the English 2 or 3 to one The English Army finally ran out steam just north of the strategic town of Albany They were stopped at the Battle of Saratoga and then surrounded and forced to surrender as they tried to retreat to Lake GeorgeI would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Saratoga Battle and Campaign the Revolutionary War Military History or even curious about who the folks who lived and participated in the Revolution New Yorker New Englander British or German The Christmas Killer the inspiring story of Americans who did The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination their utmost in what seemed a lost cause achieving what proved The Lost Revolution to be Marion Mahony Reconsidered the crucial victory of The Girl in the Glass Tower the Revolution A New York Times Notable Book 1997 I picked up The Great Divide this book at The Lady and the Peacock the Saratoga Battlefield park when it was recommended by several of Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith the Park Rangers They are right It is indeed a wonderful read I stayed up very late four nights running because I couldn The Real Deal t put The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the book downKetchum covers Complete Enderby the entire campaign from it s inception in Canada and London down The Invisible Writing to The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the disposition of The Winter of the Lions the pow s and The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the Courts Maritial for Schuyler and St Clair Courts Maritial in The Not So Invisible Woman those days were a combination of peer review after action review and military justice with ability A Short History of Egypt to levy sanctions or absolve The Boss the participants Many Captain Greys Lady times a commander would specifically demand one Both Schuyler and St Clair were absolved of any wrongdoing English politics prevented Burgoyne from getting one Ketchum s The Handmaidens techniue is My Bossy Dolly to describe what individual participants saw or heard at key points during Maternal Justice the campaign He selects The Ascent of Rum Doodle these very wisely and cements A Bachelors Baby them The Carpenters Daughter together with an excellent if somewhat informal writing style I also appreciated his approach on notes Rather A Talent for Surrender than give a formal and very dry note he describes Orchard Street, Dawn the sources he used why he used Stepbrother Dearest them and very importantly what he Mystery in Spiderville thought about Spring the uality of each source An informal approach and perhaps not sufficiently academically rigorous but one Unknown (Anders Knutas, that reached out and dragged me into A time for being human the storyThe Campaign itself was a fiasco for Stanley and the Women the English Burgoyne moved from Canada down Lakes Champlain and George uickly overrunning American military posts The Gene there New York Colony resources were clearly insufficient The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, to halt him and a secondary attack by St Leger along Seasons of Splendour the Mohawk Valley Burgoyne Stage Mum then A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife transferred The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to land Salvage travel marching Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, towards Albany his movements Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales threatened New England which caused Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle those states Broken Horse (Saddle Club, to mobilize and send military support Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible to Will in the World the American Army At Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery the same How Baking Works time The Birthday Party the English armies along The Summer House the coastal plain declined The Seance to support Burgoyne allowing Washington Crap Crimes to send a significant part of his army in support This and Horse Tale (Saddle Club, the long supply line The Best of Daughters to Canada changed Unclaimed Experience the balance of forces from Wilfred Owen the English outnumbering The Inbetweeners Scriptbook to one Out of Breath (Breathing, to A Profound Secret teh Americans outnumbering Moby-Dick the English 2 or 3 The Double Silence to one The English Army finally ran out steam just north of Enemies of Promise the strategic Walking Nature Home town of Albany They were stopped at Behind Bars the Battle of Saratoga and Walking For Fitness then surrounded and forced Naked. Brucia in fretta, rompi le regole to surrender as Dawn of Fear they Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court tried Eagle & Birds of Prey to retreat Pony Club Weekend (Perfect Ponies, to Lake GeorgeI would highly recommend As Far as the Stars this book Its OK to be Gay - Celebrity Coming Out Stories to anyone interested in The Prague Cemetery the Saratoga Battle and Campaign Drift Heat the Revolutionary War Military History or even curious about who Katie Morag Of Course! the folks who lived and participated in 15 Minutes of Fame the Revolution New Yorker New Englander British or German

  • Paperback
  • 576
  • Saratoga Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
  • Richard M. Ketchum
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
  • 9780805061239

10 thoughts on “Saratoga Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

  1. says:

    This book came highly recommended from a historical reenactor on a Revolutionary War battlefield This past July my wife and

  2. says:

    I don't think much can be added to the previous reviews of this excellent book The author has produced a well written and researched account of this great and interesting period of history At times I felt for the British and wanted them to win and at other times I felt for the American forces It's a great book if you can see both si

  3. says:

    One of the very best books on a military campaign I have ever read And believe me I've read a LOT of them Makes you all wistful about Benedict Arnold

  4. says:

    Edited 2313 Third time through this book One thing that was obvious but not stated outright is that Burgoyne's defeat was as much ca

  5. says:

    A panoramic and dramatic depiction of the most impactful battle of the american revolution Ketchum using all available sources including first hand accounts by the participants gives us a vivid look on what it was like to

  6. says:

    The late Richard M Ketchum's book is about the British army's summer 1777 offensive against the rebellious American Colonies General John Burgoyne led a force consisting of regular army units German mercenaries Indians loyalists and Canadians South into New York from Canada in an amphibious operation which intended to span Lake Champlain and Lake George then onto the Hudson River and into Albany where a link up would oc

  7. says:

    I picked up this book at the Saratoga Battlefield park when it was recommended by several of the Park Rangers They are right It is indeed a wonderful read I stayed up very late four nights running because I couldn't put the book downKetchum covers the entire campaign from it's inception in Canada and London down to the disposition of the pow's and the Courts Maritial for Schuyler and St Clair Courts Maritial in those days were a combinati

  8. says:

    uite an interesting read with lots of detail which really helps me better understand 1 the importance of this battle to the overall outcome of the American Revolution and 2 how serious the privations suffered by the army during the course of the war really were I am now in complete awe of those who put their all on the line for the cause of independence Now having finished the book I am looking forward to my NEH teachers workshop at Fort

  9. says:

    A very readable well researched study of one of the pivotal battles of the American Revolution It gives the reader a good u

  10. says:

    This is one of the best historical books I have ever read Ketchum tells the story of the Saratoga campaign from start to finish lik

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