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The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution

Author: John Oller
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oller, John.
Swamp Fox.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016019425
Named Person: Francis Marion; Francis Marion; Francis Marion
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Oller
ISBN: 9780306824579 0306824574 9780306903199 0306903199
OCLC Number: 947190958
Description: xiii, 368 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps --
Author's notes --
Prologue: the darkest hour --
1. A most uncivil war --
2. A spirit of toleration --
3. Frontier lessons --
4. Manning the ramparts --
5. Commander of the 2nd Regiment --
6. Birth of a partisan --
7. Hitting and running --
8. My little excursions --
9. Dead man's hand --
10. The Swamp Fox --
11. I must drive Marion out of that country --
12. I have not the honor of your acquaintance --
13. Two very enterprising officers --
14. Hound and fox --
15. Fox and hound --
16. A war of posts --
17. Ball of fire --
18. Winning by losing --
19. Dog days --
20. The most galling fire --
21. At Eutaw Springs the valiant died --
22. Watchful anxiety --
23. As soon as they can spare me --
24. To prevent the effusion of blood --
25. An affectionate farewell --
26. The purest patriotism.
Responsibility: John Oller.

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A popular, comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, covering his famous engagements as well as a private side of him that has rarely been explored  Read more...
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Advance praise for The Swamp Fox "Not only a new Francis Marion, but a new American Revolution emerges from these riveting pages. Best of all, John Oller has performed this feat with solid, totally Read more...

 
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