This entertaining biography explores the life of Henry Knox, a bookseller from Boston who secured his place in history when he brought the guns of Ticonderoga all the way from the shores of Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, near Boston, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Eventually a general in his own right, Knox and his artillery were key to ending the siege of Boston and securing General George Washington's first victory over the British, and Knox became one of Washington's most valued officers and dearest friends.
This work, first published in 1900, features many excerpts from letters written by Knox and his friends and family. Anyone interested in the history of the American Revolution, military history, or the history of the United States
will enjoy this captivating life story.
American journalist NOAH BROOKS (1830-1903) was a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, and authored a major biography of the president, Washington in Lincoln's Time, in 1895. He also wrote First Across the Continent, the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition.