"Liberty or Death!" The Northern Campaigns in the American Revolutionary War


This book focuses on what came to be known as the Northern Department of the Continental Army, and the enemies that opposed it, during the Revolutionary War. Built around excerpts from surviving accounts written by Americans, Germans, and British, it documents the struggle for control of the vital south-north waterway running from New York to Quebec, from the Hudson River through Lakes George and Champlain to the Canadian rivers Richelieu and St. Lawrence. The product of fourteen years of research, these carefully selected first-hand accounts from diaries, letters, and memoirs provide the reader with the "real story" from the participants themselves. The book concludes with a chapter on prisoners of war and the treatment of defeated armies. Locations highlighted included Ticonderoga, Bennington, and Saratoga.

Gregory T. Edgar

(1994), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 410 pp.

ISBN: 9780788400230