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


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.

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  • ISBN: 9780306903199
  • ISBN: 9780306824579
  • Physical Description: xiii, 368 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Hachette Books edition 2020.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachete Books, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Marion, Francis, 1732-1795.
South Carolina. Militia > Biography.
Generals > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Biography.
South Carolina > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
Georgia > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


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