No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than the Hudson River. In 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and other patriot leaders shared the king's fixation with the Hudson. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the start.Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain's attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers, introduces the personalities presiding over each side's strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era?
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by Bill Yenne
by John C. McManus
by William C. Davis
by George C. Daughan
by Kirk Kazanjian
by William Easterly
by Nathan Furr, Jeffrey Dyer
by Kevin Peraino
by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz
by David Oshinsky
by James M. McPherson
by Rick Atkinson
"Using his expressive baritone to great advantage, narrator Jonathan Yen energetically recounts the struggle for control of the Hudson River Valley during the American Revolution. Daughan's work describes how both the British authorities and the American leadership believed that control of the Hudson would ensure victory. But, despite tremendous efforts by the adversaries, the reality on the ground was not quite as they had envisioned. Eventually, the war would switch to the South, and final victory was achieved in Virginia. Yen's consistent, clear voice never misses a beat, and he affects credible and unique voices and accents for quotes that add to the narrative. His performance is nearly flawless, allowing the listener to easily comprehend the text. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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