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WITH MUSKET AND TOMAHAWK The Turning Point of the Revolution Saratoga 1777

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Fiction Masuerading as History Historical fiction contains fictional elements woven into a background of actual historical woven into a background of actual historical Typically the author does extensive esearch but the eader does not expect academic precision A work of history is an interpretation of facts based on primary and secondary sources The author may express her or his opinion but should always be able to back up the writing with factWith Musket and Tomahawk by Michael Logusz is neither of these It is advertised as history but sadly the author has a complicated What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game relationship with the facts Iead other Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 (Topcolors) reviews that criticized this book for the author s peculiar habit of attributing thoughts to characters from history This is an effective techniue in historical fiction but it is poor scholarship for a historian The author simply can not know what John Burgoyne or Simon Fraser were thinking at particular times so he should not put thoughts in their headsBeing forewarned I was prepared to accept the use of supposed thoughts I was not prepared for sloppy use of terms and downright fabricationThe author s lack of familiarity with or imprecise use of terms likeegiment or brigade is #distracting to a student of military history and etired soldier As the author is an Army officer himself I # to a student of military history and etired soldier As the author is an Army officer himself I these errors incomprehensible These words have precise meanings and his continuous misuse of them unde. A comprehensive look at the brutal wilderness war that secured America's independence With Musket and Tomahawk is a vivid account of the American and British struggles in the sprawling wilderness Pumpkinflowers region of the northeast during the Revolutionary War Combining strategic tactical and personal detail this book describes how the patriots of theecently organized Northern Army defeated England's massive onslaught of 1777 thereby all but ensuring America s independenceConceived and launched by top Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life ranking British military leaders to shatter and suppress theevolting colonies Britain s three pronged thrust was meant to. ,

Rmined my confidence in his esearch and competence My confidence was further eroded by his clear lack of understanding of how period weapons worked In his confidence was further eroded by his clear lack of understanding of how period weapons worked In his of the culmination of the Battle of Freeman s Farm Logusz has German gunners switching from canister to solid shot and lobbing the shot over their grenadiers to explode in the ear of American formations The problem is that solid shot does not explode This is just one in a long line of uestionable detailsThe final straw for me was the story of The Witch of the Wilderness The author uses several paragraphs to describe an alleged incident after the Battle author uses several paragraphs to describe an alleged incident after the Battle Bennington in which an American woman dragged 16 Tory prisoners into the woods tied them up and danced around them with a tomahawk killing them one
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a time except two whom she allowed to escape to spread the tale Having The A-List Diet Fitness Plan read extensively about Bennington and Saratoga but never havingead such a story I checked Logusz sources I also struggled to accept that a single woman could herd sixteen grown men all trained soldiers away from the American forces and to their deaths I found that his single citation was from Richard Ketchum s Saratoga Having a copy handy I looked at the page cited and the closest I could come was and in a single mass grave he found he found thirteen Tories most of them shot in the head No witches there This is at best incr. Separate New England from the The Amethyst Road rest of the nascent nation along the line of the Hudson River Thus divided both the northern and southern colonies could have been defeated in detail unable to provide mutual assistance against further attacksYet despite intense planning and vast efforts Britain's campaignesulted in disaster when General John Burgoyne with 6000 soldiers emerged from a woodline and surrendered his army to the Patriots at Saratoga in October 1777Underneath the umbrella of Saratoga countless battles and skirmishes were waged from the borders of Canada southward to Ticonderoga Bennington and West Poin.
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Edibly poor scholarship at worst it is sensational fabrication I can t tell for sure but in either case i feel it disualifies this book as a legitimate work of history With Musket and Tomahawk is the worst kind of history book it is fiction posing as history It would be poor historical fiction advertised as historywellI want it is fiction posing as history It would be poor historical fiction advertised as historywellI want money back This book walked through the 1777 Saratoga Campaign in which British General John Burgoyne made his way south from Canada down Lake Champlain to Fort Ticonderoga and finally to Saratoga where he surrendered to American forces Interesting book lot of detail but the writing style and errors made it at times painful to Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase readegMost who fought in the terrible Wilderness War of 1777 had little to no notion of what the American Declaration of Independence the Bill of Rights or the Constitution stood fornot surprising I guess since the Constitution was drafted on September 17 1787 and the Bill of Rights was created on September 25 1789 Narrative of how the Battle of Saratoga began and ended Well written narrative examination of the actions culminating in the surrender of the British at Saratoga Definitely worth theead The prose is somewhat pedestrian and occasionally one is overwhelmed with too much detail but the narrative overall is engaging This seldom told story is worth knowing whether for American or English or military histor. T Heroes on both sides were created by the score though only one side proved victorious amid a tapestry of madness cruelty and hardship in what can Die Zarin rightfully be called the terrible Wilderness War of 1777MICHAEL O LOGUSZ has served in both the Regular and Reserve branches of the US Army mostecently during Operation Irai Freedom in 2007 08 He holds a BA from Oswego State College and an MA in Russian Studies from Hunter College in New York The author of numerous articles and a previous book on WWII Lt Colonel Logusz has personally examined the ground of each battle he describes He currently lives in FloridaREVIEW. ,