Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle

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University of Oklahoma Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.3 inches | 1.85 pounds

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"This is a superb study, large in scope, detailed in content, and insightful in all that it considers. Based on massive research that ranges in depth across a variety of sources, Mark Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone have provided a broad and subtle history that ranks with the best written on the Revolutionary War. A marvelous book."--Robert Middlekauff, author of Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader and The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789
"This welcome addition to the literature on the Revolutionary War not only considers the Battle of Monmouth in detail but reassesses the performance of General Charles Lee even as it details the high-stakes political infighting in which George Washington established himself as military commander."--Lawrence E. Babits, author of A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens, and coauthor of Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
"Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone show how the daylong slugfest at Monmouth Courthouse was a coming-of-age battle for the Continental Army with profound consequences for the outcome of the Revolutionary War. Gripping yet definitive, this model of military history deserves a wide readership."--James Kirby Martin, author of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered
"This is a landmark study of a battle too often overlooked. The writing is crisp, clear, and commanding, the research is deep, and the analysis is learned and sophisticated. Lender and Stone have set the standard."--Ricardo A. Herrera, For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861
"Informed by deep research and vividly narrated, this long-needed account shows how the battle at Monmouth Courthouse solidified the reputations of George Washington and his Continentals--and put the British on notice."
--Wayne E. Lee Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War
"Fatal Sunday is an extensively researched and well-written study that provides a new and fascinating perspective on the significance of the Battle of Monmouth."--Journal of Military History