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Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

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Hogeland "tells the overlooked story of how [George] Washington achieved [his goal of developing a U.S. army, conjuring] the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, our first true standing army. His ... portraits of leaders on both sides--from the daring war chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle to the doomed commander Richard Butler and a steely, even ruthless Washington--drive a tale of horrific violence, brilliant strategizing, stupendous blunders, and valorous deeds"- ...

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Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
2017, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374107345

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