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The Resource Abductions in the American Revolution : attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders, Christian McBurney

Abductions in the American Revolution : attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders, Christian McBurney

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Abductions in the American Revolution : attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders
Title
Abductions in the American Revolution
Title remainder
attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders
Statement of responsibility
Christian McBurney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The tactic of kidnapping enemy leaders, used in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dates to the American Revolution. George Washington called such efforts "honorable" and supported attempts to kidnap the British commander-in-chief, Benedict Arnold and a future king of Great Britain. Washington was targeted at his Morristown headquarters by British dragoons who crossed the frozen Hudson River. New Jersey Governor William Livingston went to considerable lengths to avoid being abducted by the Loyalist raider James Moody. This book covers attempted and successful abductions of military and civilian leaders from 1775 to 1783"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBurney, Christian M
Dewey number
973.3/85
Index
index present
LC call number
E281
LC item number
.M43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • Political kidnapping
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Political kidnapping
  • Prisoners of war
  • Secret service
  • United States
Label
Abductions in the American Revolution : attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders, Christian McBurney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The fighting begins (April 1775 to June 1776) -- II. The fall of New York City and New Jersey (July 1776 to March 1778) -- III. The fall of Philadelphia (September 1777 to April 1778) -- IV. The war in the North (1778 to 1781) -- V. The war in the South (January 1780 to August 1781) -- VI. British secret service operations in upstate New York and Vermont (July 1781 to June 1782) -- VII. Yorktown and beyond (September 1781 to September 1783) -- Appendix A: Letter from Colonel James Abeel summarizing information regarding the raid intended to capture Washington in February 1780 -- Appendix B: Colonel Matthias Ogden's plans for capturing Prince William Henry in New York City in March 1782
Control code
ocn934885273
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781476663647
Lccn
2016011864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99967808080
Label
Abductions in the American Revolution : attempts to kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and other military and civilian leaders, Christian McBurney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The fighting begins (April 1775 to June 1776) -- II. The fall of New York City and New Jersey (July 1776 to March 1778) -- III. The fall of Philadelphia (September 1777 to April 1778) -- IV. The war in the North (1778 to 1781) -- V. The war in the South (January 1780 to August 1781) -- VI. British secret service operations in upstate New York and Vermont (July 1781 to June 1782) -- VII. Yorktown and beyond (September 1781 to September 1783) -- Appendix A: Letter from Colonel James Abeel summarizing information regarding the raid intended to capture Washington in February 1780 -- Appendix B: Colonel Matthias Ogden's plans for capturing Prince William Henry in New York City in March 1782
Control code
ocn934885273
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781476663647
Lccn
2016011864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99967808080

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