Renegade by Mark E. SmithReams of stuff have been written about me in the past, but never in my own words: this is the proper one’ Mark E. Smith Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music — odd, spare, cranky and circular — an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall. For the first time we get to hear his full, candid take on the ups and downs of a band as notorious for its in-house fighting as for its great music; and on a life that has endured prison in America, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce and the often bleak results of a legendary thirst.
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Forging Washington’s Army
Thank you! The reality, ably told here, is far more complex—and far more interesting. That defeat had led to the loss of Philadelphia, but now the British were withdrawing to New York. Some of that transformation was due to the influence of European officers; some came about through institutional reforms and increased congressional funding. There was much reform to be done. A fluent, readable story that corrects mythmaking errors and provides a more nuanced narrative in their place.
Clavin, the investigative features correspondent for Manhattan , is the author or co-author of 16 books. How did you light on Valley Forge as a topic? Drury: It started years ago. My son is half-French, and when he was in his early teens, someone made a crack about the quality of the French military. Lafayette during the revolution—what a good story idea. What do you know about Valley Forge? The story is about how Washington and the Army survived Valley Forge.
December Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The Continental Congress is in exile and the American Revolution appears to be lost. Yet a spark remains. Determined to keep the rebel cause alive through sheer force of will, Washington transforms the farmland plateau hard by the Schuylkill River into a virtual cabin city. Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domestic—Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens—he sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds, as the frigid and miserable months pass, they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever.
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Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read.