• History

The Swamp Fox

How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
Author: John Oller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0306824574
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7162
A popular, comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox," covering his famous engagements as well as a private side of him that has rarely been explored

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402757034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 6138
Recounts the military career of Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox, who led a powerful militia regiment in South Carolina during the American Revolution.

    • Generals

Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox
Author: Hugh F. Rankin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 346
View: 5131
Calls attention to Marion's military career and crucial role in the Revolution as a guerrilla leader in the South during the years 1780 and 81.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Swamp Fox, Francis Marion


Author: Noel B. Gerson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884116424
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 306
View: 2006
Presents a fictionalized account of the life of American military leader Francis Marion who led successful raids against the British troops during the Revolutionary War.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution
Author: Louis P. Towles
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823957286
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 3628
Discusses the life and career of Francis Marion, who was nicknamed the "Swamp Fox" based on the strategy he used of hiding in the swamps to surprise attack British troops during the Revolutionary War.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion And the Legend of the Swamp Fox


Author: Kate Salley Palmer
Publisher: Warbranch PressInc
ISBN: 9780966711455
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
View: 7781
Illustrated story of one of the heroes of the American Revolution. Attacking from the swamps at night, Francis Marion, and his brigade slowed the British and their march up the coast to attack George Washington's Continental Army. Marion, nicknamed the Swamp Fox, was a native of South Carolina and fought first at the Battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776 with the colony's 2nd Regiment. Later, he became famous for his role in several British defeats, such as at Fort Watson and Fort Motte. The book's beautiful illustrations give the reader a sense of Marion's impact on the patriot victory.

    • History

The Swamp Fox

Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion
Author: Scott Aiken
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612511244
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 5591
As one of the Patriot leaders in the Carolinas, the partisan campaign conducted by Brigadier General Francis Marion and his irregular force during the American Revolution prevented South Carolina from completely succumbing to British control during the period between the capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the start of Major General Nathanael Greene’s campaign to recover the Southern Colonies in December 1780. During substantial segments of this period he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British and became known as “The Swamp Fox” for his exploits and elusiveness in harassing the British with his guerilla tactics. Upon the arrival of Greene’s Continental Army of the Southern Department, Marion’s forces then reverted in part to an important supporting role in South Carolina for the duration of the war. He later assisted in the establishment of the authority of the State of South Carolina and contributed to its post-conflict termination. If General Marion had not taken action during the American Revolution, there is a good possibility that eastern South Carolina would have succumbed to British intent. That, coupled with the British occupation of Charleston, may have provided the British with the requisite momentum needed to conquer the South. Thankfully, General Marion’s call to action both militarily and politically prevented such momentum from existing. The multifaceted aspect of the American Revolution serves as an excellent case study for the conflicts of the Twenty-first Century: joint and combined operations, civil war, insurgency/counterinsurgency, global superpowers, civil-military relations, this conflict’s got it all! Many of Marion’s partisan actions were forerunners of today’s tactics, showing his great innovativeness and foresight as a military leader. His incessant activities diverted British and Loyalist forces, inflicted British and Loyalist casualties, supported operations of the Continental Army during its Southern Campaign, and sustained the American Revolution in South Carolina. He was extremely effective across the range of military operations, from guerilla warfare to storming forts. He was equally inept in what today would be considered information operations and even participating in the linear tactics of the day in pitched battles. Such similarity makes Marion’s partisan campaign worth study by current military and political leaders. Aiken’s portrayal of Brigadier General Marion’s partisan actions describes the forerunners of tactics common of today’s global security environment, tactics used by, and against, United States forces.

    • JUVENILE NONFICTION

Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox
Author: Kay Cornelius
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438143923
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: N.A
View: 4803
A biography of the Swamp Fox who received that nickname by hiding out in the swamps to attack British troops by surprise during the Revolutionary War.

    • Generals

The Life of Francis Marion


Author: William Gilmore Simms
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 347
View: 1333

    • History

The Swamp

Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It
Author: Eric Bolling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250150183
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 6114
The Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! When Washington D.C. was first built, it was on top of a swamp that had to be drained. Donald Trump says it's time to drain it again. In The Swamp, bestselling author and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling presents an infuriating, amusing, revealing, and outrageous history of American politics, past and present, Republican and Democrat. From national political scandals to tempests in a teapot that blew up; bribery, blackmail, bullying, and backroom deals that contradicted public policies; cronyism that cost taxpayers hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars; and personal conduct that can only be described as regrettable, The Swamp is a journey downriver through the bayous and marshes of Capitol Hill and Foggy Bottom. The presidential election of 2016 was ugly, but it exposed a political, media, industry, and elite establishment that desperately wanted to elect a politician who received millions of dollars from terror-funding states over a businessman willing to tell the corrupt or incompetent, “You’re fired.” The book concludes with a series of recommendations for President Trump: practical, hard-headed, and concise ways to drain the swamp and force Washington to be more transparent, more accountable, and more effective in how it serves those who have elected its politicians and pay the bills for their decisions. Last year President Trump declared Wake Up America to be a "huge" book; Eric Bolling's second book is sure to build on that success. Entertaining and timely, The Swamp is the perfect book for today's political climate.

    • Biography & Autobiography

M. Jeff Thompson

Missouri's Swamp Fox of the Confederacy
Author: Doris Land Mueller
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826265901
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 121
View: 6347
"Doris Land Mueller offers an adventurous account of the life of Confederate Army commander Meriwether Jeff Thompson. Thompson's military exploits in the Missouri Bootheel region earned him the nicknamed "Swamp Fox" from Union General Ulysses S. Grant, while his writing earned him the nickname "Poet Laureate of the Marshes"--Provided by publisher.

    • History

Swamp Fox

The Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion
Author: Dr. Robert D. Bass
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178720619X
Category: History
Page: 223
View: 9959
One of the most fascinating figures of the American Revolution, General Francis Marion slipped in and out of the Carolina swamps to strike sudden, devastating blows against the British. Cutting through the Swamp Fox legend, Robert D. Bass has arrived at a realistic and fascinating appraisal of this military genius with this 1959 literary work. “[A] close but spirited chronology of the raids and routs [General Francis Marion] led against the British. A humane man, a dedicated soldier with a devotion to duty and a worship of liberty, [he] was also a taciturn, moody and introverted character. With an intuitive sense of strategy, particularly that of the swift advance and the rapid retreat, he became a sound and savage fighter [...] rose from the ranks as an unknown captain to become a Brigadier General. Here, bivouac by bivouac, are the lashes and the sieges in which he engaged; the daring rescue of 150 Rebel prisoners from Sumter’s house; the bedevilment and the destruction of the British is small diversionary actions; and the indefatigable endurance of that gaunt, ill-kempt, gallant fighter who became a nemesis to Cornwallis and the entire British Army....”—Kirkus Review

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion

Swamp Fox of South Carolina
Author: Scott Kauffman
Publisher: Ottn Pub
ISBN: 9781595560148
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 6963
"A biography of the Colonial leader who achieved notable successes leading guerrilla forces against the British in South Carolina during the American Revolution"--Provided by publisher.


    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Swamp Fox

General Francis Marion and His Guerrilla Fighters of the American Revolutionary War
Author: William Dobein James
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492217664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 124
View: 2483
"Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion and his Guerilla Fighters of the Revolutionary War" is the story of the American general who waged a guerrilla war against British forces commanded by General Tarleton, harassing them and eventually driving the British Army out of South Carolina. This book, written by one of Marion's his militia members, tells the story of the "Swamp Fox." Throughout the war, Marion showed himself to be a singularly able leader of his "irregular" soldiers. Unlike the Continental troops, Marion's Men served without pay, supplied their own horses, arms, and often their food. All of Marion's supplies that were not obtained locally were captured from the British forces. Marion rarely committed his men to frontal warfare, but repeatedly surprised larger bodies of British regulars with quick surprise attacks and equally quick withdrawal from the field. The British especially hated Marion and made repeated efforts to neutralize his force, but Marion's intelligence gathering was excellent and that of the British was poor, due to the overwhelming Patriot loyalty of the populace in the Williamsburg area. Col. Banastre Tarleton, sent to capture or kill Marion in November 1780, despaired of finding the "old swamp fox," who eluded him by travelling along swamp paths. Tarleton and Marion were sharply contrasted in the popular mind. Tarleton was hated because he burned and destroyed homes and supplies, whereas Marion's Men, when they requisitioned supplies (or destroyed them to keep them out of British hands) gave the owners receipts for them. This story of Marion's exploits, as told so vividly in "Swamp Fox," makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in guerrilla warfare or the American Revolutionary War.

    • History

Killing England

The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790659
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 5547
The Revolutionary War as never told before. The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.

    • Fiction

Swamplandia!


Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307595447
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9640
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

    • Generals

Traditions of the Swamp Fox

William W. Boddie's Francis Marion
Author: William Willis Boddie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 313
View: 4251
Not a scholarly work, this "set-piece of avocational historical writing" is introduced "by Steven D. Smith, an archaeologist and Marion researcher who has been involved in the search for evidence of Marion's camp on Snow's Island."--Jacket.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp


Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442481218
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9773
“Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is” (The New York Times). Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this rollicking tale and National Book Award Finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt. Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts. Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it. And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man. Problem is, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Newbery Honoree and Kathi Appelt’s story of care and conservation has received five starred reviews, was selected as a National Book Award finalist, and is funny as all get out and ripe for reading aloud.