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Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 With an outline sketch of the American Invasion of Canada, 1775-76.   By: (1833-1905)

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Samuel Adams Drake's "Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 With an Outline Sketch of the American Invasion of Canada, 1775-76" provides an insightful and comprehensive analysis of a crucial period in American and Canadian history. Through meticulously researched accounts and engaging narratives, Drake skillfully brings to life the strategic military operations that shaped the American Revolution.

At the heart of the book lies the account of Burgoyne's invasion in 1777, a turning point in the war. Drake delves deep into the motivations, strategies, and subsequent consequences of this pivotal event. His meticulous examination of Burgoyne's campaign, from the preparation stage to its ultimate downfall, paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by both sides.

Moreover, Drake goes beyond the immediate invasion, offering an essential overview of the American invasion of Canada in 1775-76, a lesser-known aspect of the Revolutionary War. By intertwining these two military campaigns, the author gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the broader conflict and its implications.

One of the book's most commendable aspects is Drake's impressive research. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, he presents a well-supported and balanced perspective. This diligent approach not only adds credibility but also enriches the narrative by incorporating diverse viewpoints and personal accounts. The inclusion of maps, sketches, and illustrations further aids in visualizing the geographies and battle formations, enhancing the comprehension of the military operations.

Drake's narrative style is both engaging and informative. He achieves a delicate balance between providing historical context and presenting the facts in an accessible manner, making it an enjoyable read for both casual history enthusiasts and academics. Each chapter flows seamlessly into the next, creating a cohesive and well-structured narrative that carries the reader through the events with ease.

While offering a thorough examination of military tactics and strategies, Drake also highlights the human element of the conflict. By focusing on the experiences, sacrifices, and motivations of both British and American soldiers, he adds depth and emotional resonance to the historical accounts. This human aspect serves as a reminder of the profound impact war has on individuals and communities.

However, it is worth noting that the book's historical focus may limit its appeal to a specific audience. Readers seeking a broader exploration of the political, social, and economic factors influencing the war may find themselves somewhat disappointed. Nonetheless, for those looking for a nuanced examination of the military operations during this crucial period, "Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 With an Outline Sketch of the American Invasion of Canada, 1775-76" remains an invaluable resource.

In conclusion, Samuel Adams Drake's meticulous research, engaging narrative style, and comprehensive examination of Burgoyne's invasion and the American invasion of Canada offer a captivating and informative account of the Revolutionary War. While its historical focus may restrict its appeal to a more specialized readership, this book remains an essential resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this significant period in American and Canadian history.

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WORKS BY SAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE

OLD LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC PERSONAGES OF BOSTON. Illustrated $2.00

OLD LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC FIELDS OF MIDDLESEX. Illustrated 2.00

NOOKS AND CORNERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST. Illustrated 3.50

CAPTAIN NELSON. A Romance of Colonial Days .75

THE HEART OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. Illustrated (Illuminated Cloth) 7.50

Tourist's Edition 3.00

AROUND THE HUB. A Boy's Book about Boston. Illustrated 1.50

NEW ENGLAND LEGENDS AND FOLK LORE. Illustrated 2.00

THE MAKING OF NEW ENGLAND. Illustrated 1.50

THE MAKING OF THE GREAT WEST 1.75

OLD BOSTON TAVERNS. Paper .50

BURGOYNE'S INVASION OF 1777. Net .50

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LEE AND SHEPARD, BOSTON

[Illustration: GENL. BURGOYNE.]

Decisive Events in American History

BURGOYNE'S INVASION OF 1777

WITH AN OUTLINE SKETCH OF THE AMERICAN INVASION OF CANADA, 1775 76

BY SAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE

BOSTON 1889 LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS 10 MILK STREET NEXT "OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE" NEW YORK CHARLES T... Continue reading book >>




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