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Sixteen Volunteer Leaders in the Revolutionary War
Author: Reneé Critcher Lyons
"This book presents profiles of sixteen individuals born and raised in countries other than America who voluntarily joined the revolutionary cause. Each profile discusses personal experiences that influenced the volunteer leader's decision to fight for the fledgling country, the sacrifices endured for the benefit of the Revolutionary Cause, and the unique talents each contributed to the war effort"--
"Returning to Poland with his American laurels, Kosciuszko fought courageously in the Polish revolt against Russian control in 1792, and led another uprising in 1794. Though eventually defeated, he gained the sympathy of people throughout Europe and America for his struggles against oppression and his support of universal liberty and human rights."--BOOK JACKET.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Revered Polish and American Hero, His Parriotism, Vision, and Zeal Revealed in a Collection of Autograph Letters ... Oil Paintings, Medals, Engravings, Books, Broadsides and Other Relics
Today's Goat, the West Point cadet finishing at the bottom of his class, is a temporary celebrity among his classmates. But in the 19th century, he was something of a cult figure. Custer's contemporaries at the Academy believed that the same spirit of adventure that led him to carouse at local taverns motivated his dramatic cavalry attacks in the Civil War and afterwards. And the same willingness to accept punishment from Academy authorities also sent George Pickett into the teeth of the Union guns at Gettsyburg. The story James S. Robbins tells goes from the beginnings of West Point through the carnage of the Civil War to the grassy bluffs over the Little Big Horn. The Goats he profiles tell us much about the soul of the American solider, his daring, imagination and desire to prove himself against high odds.