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Carleton's Raid
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Ida H. Washington and Paul H. Washington
On Saturday, October 24, 1778, an armed fleet commanded by British Major Christopher Carleton left Isle aux Noix and sailed up Lake Champlain with orders "to destroy all the boats which he could discover, as well as all the sawmills and grist mills which could have been built there in the area." This early British invasion is told expertly by the authors, and includes transcriptions of Carleton's journal entries, his lists of buildings and supplies destroyed, and his account of the prisoners taken.
1977, Softcover, 103 pages.
Tale of Three Gunboats: Lake Champlain’s Revolutionary War Heritage
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Written by Philip K. Lundeberg, Arthur B. Cohn, Jennifer Jones
This colorful and engaging book begins in 1776 when the Champlain Valley was a pivotal location in the American war for independence. The dramatic story continues as the present generation grapples with the challenges of management and stewardship of the shipwrecks that provide tangible connections to the nation’s founding.

George Washington's Great Gamble
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By James L. Nelson

In the opening months of 1781, General George Washington feared his army would fail to survive another campaign season. The spring and summer only served to reinforce his despair, but in late summer the changing circumstances of war presented a once-in-a-war opportunity for a French armada to hold off the mighty British navy while his own troops with French reinforcements drove Lord Cornwallis's forces to the Chesapeake. The Battle of the Capes would prove the only time the French ever fought the Royal Navy to a draw, and for the British army it was a catastrophe. Cornwallis confidently retreated to Yorktown, expecting to be evacuated by a British fleet that never arrived. In the end he had no choice but to surrender. Although the war sputtered on another two years, its outcome was never in doubt after Yorktown.

336pp. Hardcover, 2010. George Washington's Great Gamble is the story of the greatest naval engagement of the American Revolution. It is also a study in leadership, good and bad, political machinations and the wild, unpredictable circumstances that led to the extraordinary confluence of military and naval resources at that time and place.
Empires in the Mountains
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Russell P. Bellico
Empires in the Mountains focuses on the campaigns and forts along the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River corridor during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In a meticulously detailed yet easy to read narrative, it incorporates firsthand accounts, original documents, extensive scholarship and lavish illustrations to chronicle the battles of the war in the region, as well as the arduous task of building fortresses and warships in the wilderness of northern New York. 368pp. Softcover, 2010.
Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero
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Written by James Kirby Martin

Benedict Arnold stands as one of the most vilified figures in American history. Stories of his treason have so come to define him that his name, like that of Judas, is virtually synonymous with treason.

Yet Arnold was one of the most heroic and remarkable men of his time, indeed in all of American history. A brilliant military leader of uncommon bravery, Arnold dedicated himself to the Revolutionary cause, sacrificing family life, health, and financial well-being for a conflict that left him physically crippled, sullied by false accusations, and profoundly alienated from the American cause of liberty. By viewing Arnold's life backward through the prism of his treason, we invariably succumb to the demonizations that arose only after his abandonment of the rebel forces. We thereby overlook his critical role as one of the influential actors in the American Revolution.

Distinguished historian James Kirby Martin's landmark biography, the result of a decade's labor, stands as an invaluable antidote to this historical distortion. Careful not to endow the Revolutionary generation with mythical proportions of virtue, Martin shows how self-serving, venal behavior was just as common in the Revolutionary era as in our own time. Arnold, a deeply committed patriot, suffered acutely because of his lack of political savvy in dealing with those who attacked his honor and reputation. Tracing Arnold's life, from his difficult childhood through his grueling winter trek across the howling Maine wilderness, his valiant defense of Lake Champlain, and his crucial role in the Quebec and Saratoga campaigns, Martin has given us an entirely new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional life, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution.

1984, Softcover, 526 pages.
The Final Invasion
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Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz
Former army officer Fitz-Enz examines the decisive American victory at the Battle of Plattsburgh, NY in September, 1814. The British attempt to reconquer the young United States by moving south from Canada through Lake Champlain was thwarted by the brilliant command of 31-year-old Thomas MacDonough.
328pp, Hardcover, 2001.
Chronicles of Lake George
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Russell P. Bellico
Chronicles of Lake George draws from the diaries, journals, and guidebooks of the early travelers to the region. The individuals who were dispatched to the lake during the eighteenth-century wars witnessed history unfolding, while others traveled as tourists during the nineteenth century. The stories told by the journal keepers represent personal glimpses into their lives and the historic occurrences of the day. Bellico weaves these tales together to form a fascinating journey.
416pp. Softcover, 1995.
Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain
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By Russell Bellico
No lakes have a greater claim to American history than Lake George and Lake Champlain. In this richly illustrated account, historian and diver Russell Bellico moves through the military and commercial periods on these strategic lakes, drawing from historic accounts and images, shipwrecks, and other submerged cultural material.
"Bellico's book meticulously traces the history of these two lakes. In all of this material Bellico presents much primary data as well as a complex synthesis of events. . .the volume also offers copious textual and citation footnotes and additional page-end comments...Exquisite photographs provide a counterpoint to the historical illustrations in the text." -- American Neptune: A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History 2001, Softcover, 396 pages,
Chronicles of Lake Champlain
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Written by Russell Bellico.
From the tumultuous war periods of the tranquil era of tourists' excursions, Lake Champlain has made an indelible impression on visitors. Chronicles of Lake Champlain utilizes diaries, journals, reports, and guidebooks to explain the changing epochs in the history of the lake. Beginning with Samuel de Champlain's journal of 1609 and ending with passages from Seneca Ray Stoddard's last guidebook in 1915, readers are treated to the compelling stories that shaped the history of Lake Champlain. By relying on the words of eyewitnesses, readers garner an intimate glimpse of the historic events that unfolded during the wars; later in the book they are exposed to the descriptions of long forgotten scenes of bustling communities and commercial trade along the lake.  Paperback. 430 pp.
Vergennes, Vermont and the War of 1812
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By Norman Ansley

Author Norman Ansley describes in detail the vital role that Commodore Thomas Macdonough and Vergennes, Vermont played in the War of 1812. Historian Ray Bearse wrote, "In the yards of Vergennes new ships, of Vermont timber, were constructed in record time...and Vermonters appropriately played an important part in the land engagement that accompanied the naval victory." These ships, constructed at the base of the falls in Vergennes, VT, were launched in record time, and engaged the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh on September 11, 1814.

231pp. Softcover 1999.