Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

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Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

Author: Richard M. Ketchum
Publisher: Henry Holt
Copyright: 1997
Pages: 560
Cover Price: $ 23.99

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In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Independence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the world.

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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Background Information

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.