Stirring narrative history, skillfully told through the perspective of those who fought in the campaign, Saratoga brings to life as never before the inspiring story of Americans who did their utmost in what seemed a lost cause, achieving what proved to be the crucial victory of the Revolution.
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The Declaration of Independence was promulgated by the Second Continental Congress and declared independence for the 13 colonies from Britain. General Burgoyne, finding himself surrounded by a much larger American force at Saratoga, was forced to surrender in 1777. The Revolutionary War is generally dated from the Battle of Concord and Lexington, ending with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.