Adding to the lesser known phases of the Revolutionary War and to the better books about it, comes this latest biography...

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FRANCIS MARION: Swamp Fox of the Revolution

Adding to the lesser known phases of the Revolutionary War and to the better books about it, comes this latest biography from a prolific and capable writing team. Basing their account on early source material of the period, the thoughts Marion's contemporaries held of him, and on later more definitive works, the authors have done an excellent reporting job on the character of quiet, small, yet fibrously tough Marion and the Carolina he managed to terrorize and finally win back from the brutish Tarleton. The method of recounting his remarkable exploits and surprise tactics is solid; it digs back into Marion's Huguenot background and the slowly developing anti-Tory sympathies in the South before the war began. The long years of campaigning in the swamps, defeat, and the small victories that accumulated are treated in a manner that lets exciting facts speak for themselves- a refreshingly sensible kind of historical approach in a field crowded with too much sympathy and sentiment.

Pub Date: Oct. 15, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956