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eBook Ethan Allen: His Life and Times ePub

by Willard Sterne Randall

  • ISBN: 0393342298
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Willard Sterne Randall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (August 6, 2012)
  • Pages: 640
  • ePub book: 1268 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1877 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 678

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Willard Sterne Randall is the author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life, George Washington, A Life, Alexander Hamilton, A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

Willard Sterne Randall is the author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life, George Washington, A Life, Alexander Hamilton, A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. Randall is a retired professor of history at Champlain College, holds as permanent appointment as Visiting Professor of History at John Cabot University in Rome. He co-authored American Lives and Forgotten Americans with his wife, the poet Nancy Nahra. Six times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, he received the Award of Merit from the American Revolution.

Willard Sterne Randall is the author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life, George Washington, A Life, Alexander Hamilton, A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

Willard Sterne Randall is the author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life, George Washington, A Life, Alexander Hamilton, A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times.

While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring, predawn attack on the British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, Willard Sterne Randall, the author of Benedict Arnold, now challenges our conventional understanding of this largely.

While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring, predawn attack on the British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, Willard Sterne Randall, the author of Benedict Arnold, now challenges our conventional understanding of this largely unexamined Founding Father. Widening the scope of his inquiry beyond the Revolutionary War, Randall traces Allen’s beginning back to his modest origins in Connecticut, where he was born in 1738.

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History buffs should be pleased as Randall (Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life) delves into the life and times of oft-overlooked patriot Ethan Allen. Among other things, this biography considers Allen's upbringing, folk-hero status, imprisonment and diplomatic career as a representative of Vermont. Posted: Thursday March 15 2012.

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"Nuanced, multidimensional…Randall’s book feels like it’s charting territory as unexplored as the acreage that Allen…snapped up." ―Los Angeles Times

Both a rousing adventure story and a testament to the spirit of democracy, Ethan Allen is the landmark biography of a man whose temper and philosophy helped define a nation. William Sterne Randall gives us the first comprehensive portrait of Ethan Allen in decades, masterfully evoking the upward struggle from childhood poverty to commandment of the largest American military force on the eve of the Revolution. The result is an explosive biography of the frontier Founding Father, one whose influential writings and bold actions inspired a generation of followers including Paine, Jefferson, and Madison.

16 pages of illustrations

Comments

Liarienen Liarienen
I found the information in this biography extremely enlightening about pre-Revolutionary Connecticut, Vermont and New York. I live near where Ethan Allen was born, and my sister near where he died in Vermont, and I never knew how hard it was for those first emmigrants from Connecticut who went North searching for land. Even by mid-18th Century, the population had run out of room in the newly settled Litchfield County. I also had no idea how the Royal Govenor of New York & New Hampshire tried to make ordinary farmer pay twice (or become sharecroppers) to build homesteads in Vermont. I always had an impression of Ethan Allen as a bit of a braggart, but he was very well-read (self-educated). He was ambitious, but also a hard worker as pioneer, statesman and soldier. He really was a "common" man who earned his revolutionary status without wealth or patronage. He single-handedly made Vermont the first truly independent state -- not just ex-colony -- in America.

I see other reviewers mention details that are wrong about Bennington, VT, but I have to say everything I read about this part of CT was accurate, informative. The book is truly original for its broader portrait of how Americans became citizens rather than just British subjects. This is a perspective I have not read elsewhere before -- and I read a lot of New England history.
Wohald Wohald
I purchased this book because I thought it was about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. My 5th great grandfather was Thomas Chittenden a member of the Green Mountain Boys and first Governor of Vermont. It was so much more and described what it was like to live in the Colonies before and during the Revolution. I found it very enlightening.
Muniath Muniath
This was an exceptional book. I plan to read this many times. Will Randall did an outstanding job of researching and compiling the information. I have recommended this book to many people hoping they will read about "The Green Mountain Boys". Many people, I am sure, do not know that Vermont probably would not belong to the USA if not for Ethan Allen, his brother Ira and his cousins. They rode in freezing weather, leaving family behind, enduring great hardships, to travel on horseback from Vermont to Montreal, to D.C., to Philadelphia and Ohio. Just think how long it takes us to travel to these places by car in good weather! They fought across Lake Champlain in freezing weather and still more hardships and they won their fight under extreme conditions to have Vermont brought into the States and not made part of Canada. This is an outstanding book written by a great historical author. Willard Randall Stern, I applaud you! Keep writing!
Bludsong Bludsong
At first, I had a hard time following the story but then I got into the author's style. What I find interesting is reading this book during an election year. If there is truth in this book, then believe me, history repeats itself. In the 1700, and as a developing country, we broke many English laws. Smuggling and trading illegal goods was at the top of the list. What developing economies are doing today, early Americans did back then. That being said, Ethan Allen was a very interesting man who challenged fundamental religiious views as well as revolted against a demanding government. I recommend this book to any one interested in understanding early Americans and the challenges a developing country faces.
Budar Budar
I heard the author speak at a local camp earlier this summer. His talk about John Burgoyne was were informative. When speaking to him, he mentioned that he had done biographies of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold - two people who had a major impact on the history of the Lake Champlain region. I bought the book to learn more about Ethan Allen. I was aware of the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain boys but wanted to know more about his life and the New Hampshire Grants. The book is an enjoyable read and covers his life in great detail and is well footnoted. I now am starting the Benedict Arnold bio.
mr.Mine mr.Mine
Excellent book. Well researched and a gripping read loved every aspect of this book. It informs and entertains
Written by a scholar for a fascinated general audience. Enjoyed it hugely.
Nenayally Nenayally
One of America's founding fathers about who little is known except for a furniture line. The battle between Vermont and New York will surprise most.