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by Lincoln Diamant

ePub Chaining the Hudson: Fight for the River in the American Revolution download
Author:
Lincoln Diamant
ISBN13:
978-0818405020
ISBN:
0818405023
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Publisher:
Carol Pub. Group (1989)
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Americas
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Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence. In the spring of 1778 the Continental Army laid a 1500-foot chain across the Hudson River at West Point.

Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence. He also recounts other efforts to block the river.

Chaining the Hudson book. Much of the Revolutionary War took was fought along the Hudson River-which for five years was successfully blockaded by American forces by means of a massive chain across the river at West Point. Here is this important story, vividly and dramatically told, from logs, diaries, letters, and with many rare illustrations.

Much of the Revolutionary War was fought along the Hudson River - which for five years was successfully blockaded by American forces via a massive chain across the river at West Point.

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Much of the Revolutionary War took was fought along the Hudson River-which for five years was successfully blockaded by American forces by means of a massive chain.

Diamant is known for his most recognized books, including "Hoopla on the Hudson", "Chaining the Hudson: Fight for the River in the American Revolution", "The Broadcast Communications Dictionary"

Diamant is known for his most recognized books, including "Hoopla on the Hudson", "Chaining the Hudson: Fight for the River in the American Revolution", "The Broadcast Communications Dictionary". He was the co-founder of Columbia University Radio Station. Hoopla on the Hudson: An Intimate View of New York's Great 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

Lincoln Diamant's most recent book is Hoopla on the Hudson: An Intimate View of New York's Great 1909 .

Lincoln Diamant's most recent book is Hoopla on the Hudson: An Intimate View of New York's Great 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

the fight for the river in the American Revolution. Published 1989 by Carol Pub. Group in New York, NY. Written in English. Campaigns, Military History, In library, History, Military, History. Hudson River Valley (. New York (State), United States. 18th century, Revolution, 1775-1783. Bibliography: p. 205-222. Maps on lining papers.

'I just love this story,'' said Lincoln Diamant of Ossining, who proposed and helped design the exhibition and wrote the accompanying text, based on his book, ''Chaining the Hudson: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution'' (Carroll).

'I just love this story,'' said Lincoln Diamant of Ossining, who proposed and helped design the exhibition and wrote the accompanying text, based on his book, ''Chaining the Hudson: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution'' (Carroll)

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  • The book was too discriptive and not analytical enough. The book should have used example like Morristown winter road to West Point Chain
    as geographic determinism.

  • good book

  • Awesome

  • Very interesting historical account. Learned alot not only about the chain, but the Revolutionary War and the part the Hudson Valley played in it.

  • I read Diamant's "Chaining the Hudson" when it first came out and I was very impressed - then I realized all the source on the "American Turtle" - supposedly the first submarine in the history of the world - was taken from a children's book.

    I looked into some other sources on "Chaining the Hudson" and they seem to be all regurgitations you can get from taking a West Point tour. I loved the stories - but I don't believe them. It's good entertainment but it may not be historically factual.

  • The main title "Chaining the Hudson" is a bit incomplete but the subtitle "The Fight for the River in the American Revolution" is right-on. I live and often sight-see in the Hudson Valley, in particular sights associated with the American Revbolution. The importance of the Hudson River during the war cannot be overestimated. Infact, it's the star of this book. Lincoln Diamant has done a superlative job of covering this subject. But it's not just about chains. Take, for example, the chapter on Bushnell's "Turtle," the first military submarine. Or the chapter about the efforts to block the Hudson with fire ships and chevaux de frise. The West Point chain wasn't the first time the rebels tried to chain the Hudson and the author includes the history of the entire effort to chain the Hudson at various points. Diamant knows his subject well and the book is diligently researched and an entertaining read. Ironically, the chain successfully put in place from West Point to Constitution Island was never tested by the British as Clinton was bottled up in New York City. The book ends with a chapter on the hoax that developed around the links to the chain after it was dismantled. As an historical relic, a link would be very valuable. Diamant takes you along the path as to which links were real and which were fake or mistakenly thought to be the real deal. A highly informative and entertaining read of an unsual history.

  • This book is a fascinating look at the American effort to defend the Hudson River during the Revolution, including the construction of chevaux de frise, fire ships, Bushnell's submarine, warning beacons on hilltops and mountains, and of course the great chains at Fort Montgomery and West Point. The bibliography is exhaustive and scholarly, yet Diamant has made the book highly readable for nonacademics.