Revolution on the Hudson New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

George C. Daughan

Sound recording - 2016

"Traces the lesser-known story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley during the American Revolution, explaining the conflict's essential role in the outcome of the war and the political, military, economic and social strategies that influenced both sides,"--NoveList.

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[St. Paul, MN] : HighBridge p2016.
Item Description
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Physical Description
11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Main Author
George C. Daughan (-)
  • George III declares war on America
  • The importance of New York
  • The great Hudson River illusion
  • HMS Phoenix and HMS Rose provide a lesson
  • Attack delayed
  • The Battle of Brooklyn
  • A masterful retreat
  • The Howes take New York City
  • Washington evacuates Manhattan
  • Race for the Delaware
  • Redemption at Trenton
  • Depraved indifference
  • New war plans
  • Duel for a continent
  • New York and Philadelphia
  • Clinton and Burgoyne
  • France declares war on Great Britain
  • Admiral Howe saves New York
  • The Franco-American alliance misfires
  • Withdrawal from Rhode Island
  • Charleston
  • Benedict Arnold's betrayal
  • Rodney
  • Facing south
  • Prelude to victory
  • Rodney's dilemma
  • New York and Yorktown
  • Britain stunned
  • Peace.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley-the control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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?