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The Resource The indispensables : the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware, Patrick K. O'Donnell

The indispensables : the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware, Patrick K. O'Donnell

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The indispensables : the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware
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The indispensables
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the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware
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Patrick K. O'Donnell
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Diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware
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The diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware
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eng
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"On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation. After losing the Battle of Brooklyn, the British had Washington's army trapped against the East River. The fate of the Revolution rested heavily on the shoulders of the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Serving side-by-side in one of the country's first diverse units, they pulled off an "American Dunkirk" and saved the army. In the annals of the American Revolution, no group played a more consequential role than the Marbleheaders. At the right time in the right place, they repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the Revolution. As acclaimed historian Patrick K. O'Donnell dramatically recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the nascent United States by playing a crucial role governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, and forging critical supply lines that established the origins of the US Navy. The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington. Then, at the most crucial time in the war, the regiment conveyed 2,400 of Washington's men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering a momentum-shifting surprise attack on Trenton. Later, Marblehead doctor Nathaniel Bond inoculated the Continental Army against a deadly virus, which changed the course of history. This uniquely diverse group of white, Black, and Native American soldiers set an inclusive standard of unity the US Army would not reach again for over 170 years. The Marbleheaders' story makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution"--
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10956900
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1969-
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O'Donnell, Patrick K.
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973.3
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
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The diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware
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The indispensables : the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware, Patrick K. O'Donnell
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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24 cm
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First edition.
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xiii, 415 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802156891
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(hb)
Lccn
2021022845
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)1249557879
Label
The indispensables : the diverse soldier-mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware, Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 415 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802156891
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021022845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1249557879

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