Mazzagetti, Dominick.

Charles Lee : Self Before Country - Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2013. - 1 online resource (288 p.) - eBooks on Demand Rivergate Regionals Collection . - Rivergate Regionals Collection .

Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. The Fateful Choice; Chapter 2. Lee's ""American Expedition""; Chapter 3. Lee's European Experience; Chapter 4. Personality and Political Philosophy; Chapter 5. A ""Love Affair"" with America; Chapter 6. Foreign Officers in Service to America; Chapter 7. America's Soldier; Chapter 8. Rejoining Washington; Chapter 9. Captivity, Betrayal, Exchange; Capter 10. Monmouth; Chapter 11. Court-Martial; Chapter 12. Bitterness, Despair, and Death; Epilogue. A Man Without a Country Appendix A. James Wilkinson, Memoirs of My Own Times (1816): The Capture of Charles LeeAppendix B. ""Mr. Lee's Plan - March 29, 1777""; Appendix C. Washington and Lee's Battlefield Confrontation; Appendix D. Shades of Monmouth; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Dominick Mazzagetti presents an engaging account of the life of Charles Lee, the forgotten man of the American Revolution and in whose honor the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge-Fort Lee-was named. Mazzagetti analyzes Lee's battlefield successes, his capture by the British, and the damning evidence of Lee's traitorous abandonment of the American cause. He compares the lives and attributes of Lee and George Washington and offers significant observations missing from previous biographies of Lee.

9780813562384 32.95 (NL)


Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Lee, Charles, -- 1731-1782.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.


Electronic books.

E207.L47 .M39 2013

355.0092