Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee

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  • Author(s): Papas, Phillip
  • Publication Information:
    New York : NYU Press. 2014
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Honorable Mention for the 2015 Book Award from the American Revolution Round Table of RichmondHonorable Mention for the 2015 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book AwardInNovember 1774, a pamphlet to the “People of America” was published inPhiladelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights andliberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independencefrom Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former Britisharmy officer turned revolutionary, who was one of the earliest advocates forAmerican independence. Lee fought on and off the battlefield for expandeddemocracy, freedom of conscience, individual liberties, human rights, and forthe formal education of women.Renegade Revolutionary: The Life ofGeneral Charles Lee is a vivid new portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of theAmerican revolutionaries. Lee's erratic behavior and comportment, his captureand more than one year imprisonment by the British, and his court martial afterthe battle of Monmouth in 1778 have dominated his place in the historiographyof the American Revolution. This book retells the story of a man who had beendismissed by contemporaries and by history. Few American revolutionaries sharedhis radical political outlook, his cross-cultural experiences, hiscosmopolitanism, and his confidence that the American Revolution could be wonprimarily by the militia (or irregulars) rather than a centralized regulararmy. By studying Lee's life, his political and military ideas, and his styleof leadership, we gain new insights into the way the American revolutionariesfought and won their independence from Britain.
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      9780814767658. 9781479851218.
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      871780492
    • Accession Number:
      708273
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      PAPAS, P. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press, 2014. ISBN 9780814767658. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
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      Papas P. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press; 2014. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Papas, P. (2014). Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
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      Papas, Phillip. 2014. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
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      Papas, P. (2014) Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Papas, P 2014, Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee, NYU Press, New York, viewed 9 December 2019, .
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      Papas, Phillip. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. NYU Press, 2014. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Papas, Phillip. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee. New York: NYU Press, 2014. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Papas P. Renegade Revolutionary : The Life of General Charles Lee [Internet]. New York: NYU Press; 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 9]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=708273&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

PW Reviews 2014 April #2

According to Papas (That Ever Loyal Staten Island), British-born General Charles Lee singlehandedly persuaded and led America into the war that would lead to our nation's independence. Dismissed by historians and unknown to most Americans, Lee was an eccentric man of noble origin whose military career brought him to America, eventually serving as General George Washington's second-in-command during the Revolutionary War. Papas writes about Lee's life with enthusiasm, highlighting moments in history of his arguable influence such as Thomas Paine borrowing some of his ideas for his famous "Common Sense." While his retellings of battles are often dry and unimpressive, Papas excels at filling his readers in on the tumultuous nature of Lee's relationships, especially his enthralling partnership with Washington. From polarizing personality traits to fundamentally opposite military views, Lee and Washington are like night and day, where Lee is outspoken and gossipy Washington is reserved and impartial. Washington still believed in a structured and formal military style of combat, but Lee showed surprising insight with his support of modern, militia-style combat. Papas believes Lee a formidable soldier and a worthy contender with Washington, but his admiration of Lee falls short against the facts and history readers already know so well. (Apr.)

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