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Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

Richard M. Ketchum

Holt Paperbacks

Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
A New York Times Notable Book

Basing his incisive account on diaries, letters, and field documents of the participants, Ketchum brings one of the Revolutionary War’s pivotal battles vividly to life. Saratoga shows how ordinary Americans turned what seemed to be a lost cause into the victory that made an independent America possible.

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"This is superbly researched, full-scale narrative history at its best." (David McCullough)

“More than a brilliant, gripping account of one of history’s most important battles; it is a vivid, needed reminder of how hard-fought, gritty, sweat-soaked, god-awful, heroic, and all-important was the American War. Like Shelby Foote unfolding the drama of the Civil War, Richard M. Ketchum writes of the Revolution as if he had been there . . . No novelist could create characters more memorable than the protagonists on both the American and British sides . . . This is superbly researched, full-scale narrative history at its best.”—David McCullough, author of John Adams

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  • Richard M. Ketchum

  • Richard M. Ketchum's work has been hailed as "superb military history of an intimacy and narrative power such as is rarely written" (Orville Prescott). The author of twelve books, Mr. Ketchum served as the editor in charge of books at American Heritage Publishing Company for two decades. A graduate of Yale University, he commanded a subchaser in the South Atlantic during World War II. Mr. Ketchum was the editor and cofounder of Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, a monthly magazine. He and his wife live on a farm in Vermont.
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