A Soldier-Humanist Fights a War for Peace in North America
How tough Henry Knox hauled a train of cannon over wintry trails to help drive the British away from Boston
The largest army ever assembled in North America at the time attacked the French at New York’s Fort Carillon . . . with disastrous results
From Fort Ticonderoga to the Plaza Hotel, from Appomattox Courthouse to Bugsy Siegel’s weird rose garden in Las Vegas, the present-day scene is enriched by knowledge of the American past
It started with jaunty confidence and skirling bagpipes. Five days later it had turned into one of the bloodiest and most futile battles ever fought on American soil.