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The Resource Unlikely general : "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America, Mary Stockwell

Unlikely general : "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America, Mary Stockwell

Label
Unlikely general : "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Title
Unlikely general
Title remainder
"Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Statement of responsibility
Mary Stockwell
Title variation
"Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose “Mad” Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially devastating threat. Native forces had decimated the standing army and Washington needed a champion to open the country stretching from the Ohio River westward to the headwaters of the Mississippi for settlement. A spendthrift, womanizer, and heavy drinker who had just been ejected from Congress for voter fraud, Wayne was an unlikely savior. Yet this disreputable man raised a new army and, in 1794, scored a decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, successfully preserving his country and President Washington’s legacy. Drawing from Wayne’s insightful and eloquently written letters, historian Mary Stockwell sheds light on this fascinating and underappreciated figure. Her compelling work pays long-overdue tribute to a man, ravaged physically and emotionally by his years of military service, who fought to defend the nascent American experiment at a critical moment in history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LKR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stockwell, Mary
Dewey number
973.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
E207.W35
LC item number
S76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wayne, Anthony
  • Generals
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Unlikely general : "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America, Mary Stockwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
ONE I Have Fought and Bled for the Liberties of America -- TWO May God Shut the Door of Mercy on Us -- THREE Destined to Exist in a Howling Wilderness -- FOUR I Have the Confidence of the General -- FIVE I Have Not Been Pleased with Madame Fortune -- SIX An Event of the Utmost Consequence -- SEVEN I Have No Anxiety but for You and Our Children -- EIGHT They Ought to Unite as a Band of Brothers -- ELEVEN Persecution Has Almost Drove Me Mad – NINE They Shall Not Be Lost -- TEN This Horrid Trade of Blood -- TWELVE A Savage Enemy in Front Famine in the Rear -- THIRTEEN Listen to the Voice of Truth and Peace -- FOURTEEN I Will Write You More from Presque Isle -- EPILOGUE AW 15 Dec 1796
Control code
sky292839005
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780300214758
Lccn
2017953580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 06/18
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile, photograph
Label
Unlikely general : "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America, Mary Stockwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
ONE I Have Fought and Bled for the Liberties of America -- TWO May God Shut the Door of Mercy on Us -- THREE Destined to Exist in a Howling Wilderness -- FOUR I Have the Confidence of the General -- FIVE I Have Not Been Pleased with Madame Fortune -- SIX An Event of the Utmost Consequence -- SEVEN I Have No Anxiety but for You and Our Children -- EIGHT They Ought to Unite as a Band of Brothers -- ELEVEN Persecution Has Almost Drove Me Mad – NINE They Shall Not Be Lost -- TEN This Horrid Trade of Blood -- TWELVE A Savage Enemy in Front Famine in the Rear -- THIRTEEN Listen to the Voice of Truth and Peace -- FOURTEEN I Will Write You More from Presque Isle -- EPILOGUE AW 15 Dec 1796
Control code
sky292839005
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780300214758
Lccn
2017953580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 06/18
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile, photograph

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