Items related to Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's...

Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War

3.1 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781541158290: Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of Simcoe's Rangers and their battles *Includes footnotes, online resources, and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The American Revolution is replete with seminal moments that every American learns in school, from the “shot heard ‘round the world” to the Declaration of Independence, but the events that led up to the fighting at Lexington & Concord were borne out of 10 years of division between the British and their American colonies over everything from colonial representation in governments to taxation, the nature of searches, and the quartering of British regulars in private houses. From 1764-1775, a chain of events that included lightning rods like the Townshend Acts led to bloodshed in the form of the Boston Massacre, while the Boston Tea Party became a symbol of nonviolent protest. The political and military nature of the Revolutionary War was just as full of intrigue. While disorganized militias fought the Battles of Lexington & Concord, George Washington would lead the Continental Army in the field while men like Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin negotiated overseas in France. Benedict Arnold would become one of his nation’s most vital war heroes and its most notorious traitor, French forces would play a crucial role at the end of the war, and the Treaty of Paris would conclude the Revolution with one last great surprise. However, while the bigger pitched battles are well known, a lot of clandestine fighting and espionage took place behind the scenes, and it contributed to the results of the American Revolution. Much of this was undertaken by spies like Nathan Hale and spymasters like John Andre, but both sides also employed irregular units known colloquially as partisans. Among these irregulars, the best known were the Queen’s Rangers, which fought in the Seven Years War and played a big role in the Revolution, both for traditional methods of warfare and for hunting down colonists as part of specific missions. Most recently, the Queen’s Rangers have played a central role in the AMC series Turn, a dramatization of the Culper Ring spies in Long Island and New York City who worked on behalf of George Washington and the Continental Army. The series has featured the partisan unit’s two famous leaders, John Graves Simcoe and Robert Rogers, and like other spy tales, theirs is a story of courage fraught with constant suspense at being found out and facing a caught spy’s usual fate of imprisonment and execution. However, by making Rogers one of the most enigmatic characters on the show and making Simcoe the prime villain, the series actually obscures just how long and productive career the latter actually had in North America. In fact, the real story of Simcoe and Simcoe’s Rangers needs no embellishment, because it was plenty interesting enough. Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War chronicles the tumultuous history of one of the most important cities of antiquity. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Byblos like never before.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781984949837: Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1984949837 ISBN 13: 9781984949837
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2018
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of Simcoe's Rangers and their battles *Includes footnotes, online resources, and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The American Revolution is replete with seminal moments that every American learns in school, from the "shot heard 'round the world" to the Declaration of Independence, but the events that led up to the fighting at Lexington & Concord were borne out of 10 years of division between the British and their American colonies over everything from colonial representation in governments to taxation, the nature of searches, and the quartering of British regulars in private houses. From 1764-1775, a chain of events that included lightning rods like the Townshend Acts led to bloodshed in the form of the Boston Massacre, while the Boston Tea Party became a symbol of nonviolent protest. The political and military nature of the Revolutionary War was just as full of intrigue. While disorganized militias fought the Battles of Lexington & Concord, George Washington would lead the Continental Army in the field while men like Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin negotiated overseas in France. Benedict Arnold would become one of his nation's most vital war heroes and its most notorious traitor, French forces would play a crucial role at the end of the war, and the Treaty of Paris would conclude the Revolution with one last great surprise. However, while the bigger pitched battles are well known, a lot of clandestine fighting and espionage took place behind the scenes, and it contributed to the results of the American Revolution. Much of this was undertaken by spies like Nathan Hale and spymasters like John Andre, but both sides also employed irregular units known colloquially as partisans. Among these irregulars, the best known were the Queen's Rangers, which fought in the Seven Years War and played a big role in the Revolution, both for traditional methods of warfare and for hunting down colonists as part of specific missions. Most recently, the Queen's Rangers have played a central role in the AMC series Turn, a dramatization of the Culper Ring spies in Long Island and New York City who worked on behalf of George Washington and the Continental Army. The series has featured the partisan unit's two famous leaders, John Graves Simcoe and Robert Rogers, and like other spy tales, theirs is a story of courage fraught with constant suspense at being found out and facing a caught spy's usual fate of imprisonment and execution. However, by making Rogers one of the most enigmatic characters on the show and making Simcoe the prime villain, the series actually obscures just how long and productive career the latter actually had in North America. In fact, the real story of Simcoe and Simcoe's Rangers needs no embellishment, because it was plenty interesting enough. Simcoe's Rangers: The History of the British Queen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War chronicles the tumultuous history of one of the most important cities of antiquity. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Byblos like never before. Seller Inventory # APC9781541158290

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by - - (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New - Quantity: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-ING-9781541158290

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by - - (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New - Quantity: 20
Seller:
Global Bookshop
(Wallingford, OXON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 3434-ING-9781541158290

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Paperback / softback Quantity: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. New copy - Usually dispatched within 5-9 working days. Seller Inventory # C9781541158290

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Charles River (COR)
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 28806837-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.68
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Welcome Back Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: NEW. Clean and crisp and new!. Seller Inventory # 3527441240

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.89
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Charles River Editors
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis (2022)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Paperback Quantity: 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1541158296

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.85
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Charles River (COR)
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
ISBN 10: 1541158296 ISBN 13: 9781541158290
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 28806837-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds