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Chaining the Hudson The Fight for the River in the American Revolution by Lincoln Diamant

Chaining the Hudson The Fight for the River in the American Revolution


Chaining the Hudson The Fight for the River in the American Revolution by Lincoln Diamant

Much of the Revolutionary War took was fought along the Hudson River-which for five years was successfully blockaded by American forces by means of a massive chain across the river at West Point. Here is this important story, vividly and dramatically told, from logs, diaries, letters, and with many rare illustrations. In an almost magical sense the reader is drawn back to the time when the country drew its first breath. -The New York Times Brings to life an extraordinary chapter of the Revolution. -Washington Post [The] best account to date of the Revolutionary War activity in the Valley. -Hudson Valley Regional Review Meticulously researched. Reads like good historical fiction. -American History


so fascinating, you'll wonder why you never learned about this in high school. * -Times Union, Albany NY *

About the Author

Lincoln Diamant's most recent book is Hoopla on the Hudson: An Intimate View of New York's Great 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2004


Lincoln Diamant

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Fordham University Press


250 pages


History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
War & defence operations



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