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Author:
Richard Borkow
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978-1609490393
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1609490398
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The History Press (May 31, 2011)
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Borkow, Richard, George Washington's Westchester Gamble: The Encampment on the Hudson & the Trapping of Cornwallis. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-60949-039-3. Brown, Lloyd A. Loyalist Operations at New Haven, Including Capt.

Borkow, Richard, George Washington's Westchester Gamble: The Encampment on the Hudson & the Trapping of Cornwallis. Patrick Ferguson's Letter with Map Dated May 27, 1779, and Capt. Nathan Hubbel's Raid on New Haven, April 19, 1781. Meriden, Connecticut: Timothy Press, 1938.

George Washington's Westchester Gamble book. Tells the story of the American Revolutionary War from 1776 through to 1781 with a focus on the role of Westchester culminating in the momentous events of August 1781 when Washington decided to send the army south to Yorktown instead of New York. My family is from Dobbs Ferry and so I found it fascinating to discover that it played such a central role in the war. In fact they lived very near to the Gateway interchange (a mere block away) and so I was amazed to find that a pivotal - Great book.

George Washington's Westchester Gamble" is carefully foot-noted, contains some nice black and white photographs, and has an excellent bibliography

George Washington's Westchester Gamble" is carefully foot-noted, contains some nice black and white photographs, and has an excellent bibliography. Dr. Richard Borkow, village historian of Dobbs Ferry, New York and a trustee of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, does a good job using both primary and secondary sources to back up his points. If I were to change the book at all, it would be to focus less on the overall context of the war and even more closely on the specifics of what happened in the greater Dobbs Ferry area. Borkow's vignettes of political infighting and.

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George Washington's Westchester Gamble : The Encampment on the Hudson and the Trapping of Cornwallis. During the summer of 1781, the armies of Generals Washington and Rochambeau were encamped in lower Westchester County at Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Hartsdale, Edgemont and White Plains. It was a time of military deadlock and grim prospects for the allied Americans and French.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WESTCHESTER GAMBLE In the summer of 1781, during the seventh year of the Revolutionary War, the allied American and French armies of Generals Washington and Rochambeau were encamped at Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Hartsdale, Edgemont and White Plains

; People: George Washington (1732-1799); Times: Revolution, 1775-1783, 18th century.

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During the summer of 1781, the armies of Generals Washington and Rochambeau were encamped in lower Westchester County at Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Hartsdale, Edgemont and White Plains. It was a time of military deadlock and grim prospects for the allied Americans and French. Washington recognized that a decisive victory was needed or America would never achieve independence. In August, he marched these soldiers to Virginia to face General Cornwallis and his redcoats. Washington risked all on this march. Its success required secrecy, and he prepared an elaborate deception to convince the British that Manhattan, not Virginia, was the target of the allied armies. Local historian Richard Borkow presents this exciting story of the Westchester encampment and Washington's great gamble that saved the United States.
  • George Washington's Westchester Gamble is a riveting and descriptive telling of the story of the American Revolution and Westchester County's role in the Revolutionary War. This book is extremely engaging. I have only a passing, casual interest in history, but I found this book very hard to put down. For the first time I heard of how Bushnell's American Turtle, the world's first submarine, was built to take on the mighty British Navy (and how it met it's ironic demise!). I learned of American John Odell's "Skirmish on the Ice" while horse backing on the frozen Hudson River and of the attack on the Youngs house in central Westchester County. Stories of men and individuals traveling long distances in cold, unbearable weather with little or no provisions before any mechanized transportation. They were really a hearty bunch back then. I really got a sense of what happened in the war and have a greater appreciation of what the people who started this country went through. It's amazing how many Westchester County residents are living, working and traveling past such important places in our country's history every day. This book points out lots of them. Kudos to the author for his detailed research. A really enjoyable read!

  • This meticulously researched and well written book illuminates the central role that Westchester County played in the American Revolution and the making of the American nation. Richard Borkow brings to life the precarious situation that Washington and the Continental faced in 1781 and how his decision to leave Westchester and go onto Yorktown possibly changed the course not only of American but also World History.

  • Purchased for a writer about the era who was pleased to have it.

  • Not only does this book describe the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown, but it gives a good overview of both side's strategies during the entire Revolutionary War. It's well written and very readable.

  • Wonderfully well researched and written, this book describes historical events, the context of the decisions, and the locations where it all happened. I love reading about my childhood home town and its history. I'll be getting copies for my family that all have moved away from Dobbs, but still feel great affection for the area.

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    "George Washington's Westchester Gamble" is carefully foot-noted, contains some nice black and white photographs, and has an excellent bibliography.

    Dr. Richard Borkow, village historian of Dobbs Ferry, New York and a trustee of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, does a good job using both primary and secondary sources to back up his points.

    If I were to change the book at all, it would be to focus less on the overall context of the war and even more closely on the specifics of what happened in the greater Dobbs Ferry area.

    Borkow's vignettes of political infighting and daily life in and around 18th century Dobbs Ferry are excellent. The book will be particularly valuable to Westchester area residents as Dr. Borkow carefully notes where the action takes place in regards to local streets and roads.

    Kim Burdick
    Stanton, Delaware

  • As Revolutionary War history buffs know, Washington's calculated, brilliant military strategy to march to Yorktown, Virginia, proved to be the defining moment in the long War. The author describes the times of the era with richness and specificity and he succeeds in getting the reader in the mood of "about-to-be-born-new-Nation's" population. Borkow's writing creates an exciting account and substantiates his story through a lengthy bibliography and through the maps and photos which allow the reader to stop and ponder and appreciate the significant events. This is a delightful read because of the emphasis on describing the specific area where the crucial decision was made by General Washington. The descriptive, logical account is lucid and engaging. A must read for anyone fascinated with the beginning of our Nation. Bravo, Richard Borkow!