Conquered into Liberty Two Centuries of Battles along the Great Warpath That Made the American Way of War

ISBN-10: 1451624115

ISBN-13: 9781451624113

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eliot A. Cohen

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“A brilliant history of our least-known wars on our most-ignored frontier—our northern border with Canada” (Los Angeles Times).Americans often think of the Civil War as the conflict that consolidated the United States, its military values, and practices. But there was another, earlier, and more protracted struggle that shaped American geopolitics and military culture.     InConquered into Liberty, Eliot Cohen describes how five groups—the British, French, Americans, Canadians, and Indians—fought over the key to the North American continent: the corridor running from Albany to Montreal, known to Native Americans as the “Great Warpath.” Cohen explores how a distinctively American approach to war developed along these 200 miles. And he reintroduces characters we thought we knew—an admirable Benedict Arnold, a traitorous Ethan Allen, and a devious George Washington. A gripping read grounded in serious scholarship,Conquered into Libertywill enchant readers for decades to come.
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List price: $19.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of international relations at Boston University where he also serves as director of the university's Center for International Relations. He is the author of The Pentomic Era: The U.S. Army Between Korea and Vietnam.Eliot Cohen is professor of strategic studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, where he is also the founding director of the Center for Strategic Education. He is the coauthor of Revolution in Warfare?: Air Power in the Persian Gulf.

Dramatis Personae
Author's Note
Prologue: The Great Warpath
The Schenectady Raid, 1690
Fort William Henry, 1757
The Battle on Snowshoes, 1758
Fort Carillon, 1758
St. Johns, 1775
Valcour Island, 1776
Hubbardton, 1777
Phantom Campaigns, 1778-83
Plattsburgh, 1814
Rumors of War, 1815-71
Abbreviations Used in Notes
For Further Exploration
Map Sources
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