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By James Nelson

An epic tale of 1 man’s devotion to the yank cause

In October 1776, 4 years ahead of Benedict Arnold’s treasonous try and hand keep watch over of the Hudson River to the British, his patch-work fleet on Lake Champlain was once all that stood among British forces and a fast finish to the yankee rebellion.

Benedict Arnold’s Navy is the dramatic chronicle of that determined conflict and of the intense occasions that happened at the American Revolution’s serious northern entrance. Written with beautiful narrative energy, this landmark e-book indicates how Benedict Arnold’s fearless management opposed to impressive odds in a northern desert secured for the US the independence that he could later attempt to betray.

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"James Nelson is a grasp either one of his interval and of the English language."
--Patrick O'Brian, writer of Master and Commander

"James L. Nelson tells this tale with readability and literary ability and with such ease and order that the reader feels he's attending a dissertation on background given via a consummate lecturer."
--Ron Berthel, linked Press, on Reign of Iron: the tale of the 1st fighting Ironclads, winner of the yank Library Association’s 2004 Award for most sensible army History

"It is, by means of some distance, the easiest Civil warfare novel I’ve learn; reeking of conflict, responsibility, heroism and tragedy. It’s a triumph of mind's eye and solid, taut writing . . . "
--Bernard Cornwell on Glory within the Name, winner of the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

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There was nothing the men could do but wait miserably on the east- A Gathering of Strength 29 ern shore of the lake for the squall to pass. When at last it did, they clambered into the found boat and the bateau and crossed to the western shore, bringing the total number of troops on the Ticonderoga side to around eighty. Another ninety or so men were left on the eastern shore, unable to find room in the two crowded boats. It was then about four o’clock in the morning, and the sun would soon be rising.

Fay’s was a raucous place, the social epicenter of a small frontier town and the far-flung farms of the region. It was frequented by the kind of rough frontier men—such as the Green Mountain Boys—who had the strength and courage to carve a life from the forests of the Hampshire Grants. The same qualities that made them successful settlers made them good fighting men as well, but their stubborn independence and unwillingness to yield to authority did not necessarily make them good soldiers. Soldiering called for discipline and order.

The Captain came immediately to the door, with his breeches in his hand, when I ordered him to deliver me the fort instantly: He asked me by what authority I demanded it. ” Presumably the great Jehovah was aware of Allen’s activities, but the Continental Congress would have been surprised to learn of their part in the affair. They were not even in session. The Second Continental 34 Benedict Arnold’s Navy Congress would meet for the first time a few hours after Ethan Allen claimed to have uttered those words.

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