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The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution, John Oller

Label
The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution
Title
The Swamp Fox
Title remainder
how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
John Oller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale. Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him. In this action-packed biography we meet many colorful characters from the Revolution: Banastre Tarleton, the British cavalry officer who relentlessly pursued Marion over twenty-six miles of swamp, only to call off the chase and declare (per legend) that "the Devil himself could not catch this damned old fox," giving Marion his famous nickname; Thomas Sumter, the bold but rash patriot militia leader whom Marion detested; Lord Cornwallis, the imperious British commander who ordered the hanging of rebels and the destruction of their plantations; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, the urbane young Continental cavalryman who helped Marion topple critical British outposts in South Carolina; but most of all Francis Marion himself, "the Washington of the South," a man of ruthless determination yet humane character, motivated by what his peers called "the purest patriotism." In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oller, John
Dewey number
  • 973.3/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marion, Francis
  • Generals
  • South Carolina
  • United States
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • United States
Label
The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution, John Oller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the darkest hour -- A most uncivil war -- A spirit of toleration -- Frontier lessons -- Manning the ramparts -- Commander of the 2nd Regiment -- Birth of a partisan -- Hitting and running -- My little excursions -- Dead man's hand -- The Swamp Fox -- I must drive Marion out of that country -- I have not the honor of your acquaintance -- Two very enterprising officers -- Hound and fox -- Fox and hound -- A war of posts -- Ball of fire -- Winning by losing -- Dog days -- The most galling fire -- At Eutaw Springs the valiant died -- Watchful anxiety -- As soon as they can spare me -- To prevent the effusion of blood -- An affectionate farewell -- The purest patriotism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780306824579
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606293
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
  • ocn947190958
  • 647965
  • (OCoLC)947190958
Label
The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution, John Oller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the darkest hour -- A most uncivil war -- A spirit of toleration -- Frontier lessons -- Manning the ramparts -- Commander of the 2nd Regiment -- Birth of a partisan -- Hitting and running -- My little excursions -- Dead man's hand -- The Swamp Fox -- I must drive Marion out of that country -- I have not the honor of your acquaintance -- Two very enterprising officers -- Hound and fox -- Fox and hound -- A war of posts -- Ball of fire -- Winning by losing -- Dog days -- The most galling fire -- At Eutaw Springs the valiant died -- Watchful anxiety -- As soon as they can spare me -- To prevent the effusion of blood -- An affectionate farewell -- The purest patriotism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780306824579
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606293
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
  • ocn947190958
  • 647965
  • (OCoLC)947190958

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