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The Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778 (Modern War Studies)

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American fortunes were at a low point in the winter of 1777-78. The British had beaten the Continental Army at Brandywine and Germantown, seized the colonial capital of Philadelphia, and driven Washington's soldiers into barren Valley Forge. But, as Stephen Taaffe reveals, the Philadelphia Campaign marked a turning point in the American Revolution despite these setbacks.
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Hardcover, 344 pages
Published November 3rd 2003 by University Press of Kansas (first published November 1st 2003)
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Eric Smith
Oct 29, 2012 Eric Smith rated it did not like it
Shelves: history, non-fiction
This is a short academic book, a little over 200 pages long, that gets the story right - I'm pretty sure - but does it with little narrative drive or exciting writing. Worst of all, the maps are few, small, and not detailed, so that is is almost impossible to follow the action in the book because you can not find the place names on the maps. This books has a kind of ""phoned it in"" feeling too, it's loosely written, and rushed. The author does express clear options about the strategies and peop ...more
Mark Singer
This was required reading for a course I had on the American Revolution in the Spring of 2010 at Temple University - Ambler.
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