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The Resource Major general Richard Montgomery : the making of an American hero, Michael P. Gabriel

Major general Richard Montgomery : the making of an American hero, Michael P. Gabriel

Label
Major general Richard Montgomery : the making of an American hero
Title
Major general Richard Montgomery
Title remainder
the making of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Gabriel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon previously unexplored sources from Canada, Europe, and the United States, Michael P. Gabriel provides a comprehensive view of one of the forgotten heroes of the Revolutionary War, General Richard Montgomery. An Irish-born former British officer, Montgomery commanded the ill-fated American invasion of Canada in 1775 and was killed at Quebec. The first and highest-ranking American general killed in the war, Montgomery was also an important hero symbol in the early republic. Writers and orators, such as Thomas Paine and Hugh Henry Brackenridge, used the slain general as a symbol of virtue and self-sacrifice to spur on the war effort and help create a national identity. This image persisted through the early nineteenth century."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabriel, Michael P.
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.M7
LC item number
.G33 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776
  • Generals
  • Montgomery, Richard
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Major general Richard Montgomery : the making of an American hero, Michael P. Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-267) and index
Contents
A British officer -- Becoming a "friend of America" -- A gentleman farmer -- The delegate from Dutchess County -- Brigadier General Montgomery -- The reluctant warrior, part 1: the siege of St. Johns -- The reluctant warrior, part 2: Montreal and Quebec -- Assault on Quebec -- The making of an American hero
Control code
48163369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Isbn
9780838639313
Lccn
2001054532
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Major general Richard Montgomery : the making of an American hero, Michael P. Gabriel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-267) and index
Contents
A British officer -- Becoming a "friend of America" -- A gentleman farmer -- The delegate from Dutchess County -- Brigadier General Montgomery -- The reluctant warrior, part 1: the siege of St. Johns -- The reluctant warrior, part 2: Montreal and Quebec -- Assault on Quebec -- The making of an American hero
Control code
48163369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Isbn
9780838639313
Lccn
2001054532
Other physical details
ill., maps

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