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Title: Thrust for Canada: The American Attempt on Quebec in 1775-1776.
Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1979, Ist edition.. 295 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "..a colonial army came within a few snow-coverd yards of conquering Canada during the Revolutionary War..From Ethan Allen's abortive attempt to capture Montreal to Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's 'full-scale' invasion, initiated by General Washington, the campaign was hampered by misunderstandings, inefficiency, petty quarrels, insubordination, as well as lack of food, armaments and trained soldiers. Not to mention bad luck. Heroic courage and fortitude were constantly betrayed by failures of discipline and cooperation..This is a meticulously detailed account that does justice to both sides. Carleton (the British governor of Canada) emerges as an able, astute, and decent man; Montgomery as an authentic hero; Arnold as a brilliant, courageous leader, who was also embittered and self-serving.." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. VG +/VG+.

Keywords: American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Independence, Invasions, Canada, Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, Richard Montgomery, George Washington, Guy Carleton, French Canadians, Montreal, Quebec, Samuel Chase, Green Mountain Boys, Moses Hazen, Allan Mac

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 10376

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