Valcour by Jack Kelly audiobook

Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty

By Jack Kelly
Read by David Colacci

Tantor Audio 9781250247117

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200186556

  • ISBN: 9798200186549

  • ISBN: 9798200186563

Runtime: 9.79 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada loomed. In response, citizen soldiers of the newly independent nation mounted a heroic defense. Patriots constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain in northern New York and confronted the Royal Navy in a desperate three-day battle near Valcour Island. Their effort surprised the arrogant British and forced the enemy to call off their invasion.

Jack Kelly's Valcour is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents.

America's independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington's bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A boon for fans of Revolutionary-era military history.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jack Kelly

Author Bio: Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence, which received the History Award Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, and other national periodicals and is a fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has appeared on the History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English