Item description for Narrative of Ethan Allen by Ethan Allen...
Overview The spirit of Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys. which fills the narrative, helped inject confidence that the Revolutionary War could be won.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 4.78" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Dec 12, 1989
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 1557091277 ISBN13 9781557091277
Availability 96 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 03:11.
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a classic Jan 29, 2008
"[The centry] shewed me a pair of stairs in the front of a barrack, on the west part of the garrison, which led up to a second story in said barrack, to which I immediately repaired, and ordered the commander (capt. Delaplace) to come forth instantly, or I would sacrifice the whole garrison; at which the capt. came immediately to the door with his breeches in his hand, when I ordered him to deliver to me the fort instantly, who asked me by what authority I demanded it; I answered, 'In the name of the great Jehovah, and the Continental Congress.' (The authority of Congress being very little known at that time) he began to speak again; but I interrupted him, and with my drawn sword over his head, again demanded an immediate surrender of the garrison; to which he then complied..."
Though he had, in his own words (are there any words like them?) "unfortunately missed a liberal education", the narrative (describing his first exploits, his capture in Montreal, subsequent imprisonment and voyage to England, where he sparred with the crowds (for the account of which Melville remembered him with "Samson among the Philistines" in -Israel Potter-), and final return aboard the prison ship to America, where he was eventually exchanged) is abounding with his life and vitality, and is one of the best and most engaging first-hand accounts you'll read of the Revolution.