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Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown Hardcover – 21 Feb 2019

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"Writing from the British perspective, Carpenter has given us an incisive new look at Cornwallis's march to folly in the South. Southern Gambit offers the best explanation of why the earl, the master tactician, came to grief when matched against Nathanael Greene, the master strategist. This is a splendid book."--Mark Edward Lender, coauthor of Fatal Sunday George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle

"Stanley Carpenter's Southern Gambit is a fresh and original reexamination of British operations during the Southern Campaign. Through lively prose and careful and probing analyses, Carpenter has delivered a welcome contribution to our understanding of the American Revolution in the southern colonies."--Ricardo Herrera, author of For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

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Stanley D. M. Carpenter is Professor of Strategy and Policy and Naval War College Command Historian at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of Military Leadership in the British Civil Wars, 1642-1651: "The Genius of This Age" and the editor of The English Civil War.

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