Washingtons General Nathaneal Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution

Irish-American author Terry Golway has written about Irish Rebel John Devoy, as well as many Irish American topics from John Cardinal O'Connor to the New York City Fire Department (Golway's father was a firefighter). Now, Golway ventures into the field of American history with "Washington's General: Nathaneal Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution." For all the massive interest in America's founding fathers, Greene has gotten lost in the shuffle. As Golway's book indicates, that is a shame because this self-made man played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, eventually becoming what Golway calls "Washington's right-hand man." He managed to do this because, though untrained in military tactics, he became an innovator on the battlefield by waging a sort of guerrilla war against the British, even before that term had been invented. Lord Cornwallis once commented: "Greene is as dangerous as Washington. I never feel secure when I am encamped in his neighborhood. He is vigilant, enterprising, and full of resources." ($26 / 368 pages / Henry Holt)

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