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War on the Run free pdf Often hailed as the godfather of today s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on impossible missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England s dark and deadly forests, grasping, as did few others, that a new world required new forms of warfare. John F. Ross not only re-creates Rogers s life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy, but brings a new and provocative perspective on Rogers s unique vision of a unified continent, one that would influence Thomas Jefferson and inspire the Lewis and Clark expedition. Rogers s principles of unconventional war-making would lay the groundwork for the colonial strategy later used in the War of Independence and prove so compelling that army rangers still study them today. Robert Rogers, a backwoods founding father, was heroic, admirable, brutal, canny, ambitious, duplicitous, visionary, and much more like America itself."

About John F Ross

John F. Ross is executive editor of "American Heritage" magazine and a former member of the Board of Editors at "Smithsonian "magazine, where he wrote six cover stories. His articles have been published in "Reader s Digest, Parade, "the" New York Times, Newsweek, "the" Washington Post, "the" Sunday Telegraph, "and more. He has appeared on more than fifty radio and television programs and has keynoted conferences across the continent. His organization of the most northern canoe trip ever taken earned him a membership in the Explorers Club. On assignment he has dogsledded with the Polar Inuit in northwestern Greenland, technical mountain climbed in Siberia, and dived 3,000 feet in the Galapagos. He is the author of "Living Dangerously "and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : John F Ross
Publisher : Bantam USA
Data Published : 26 April 2011
ISBN : 0553384570
EAN : 9780553384574
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 548 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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