Benjamin Lincoln and the American Revolution (Paperback)

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The first modern biography of an American Revolutionary War hero

In this definitive biography of one of America's most important but least known Revolutionary War generals, David B. Mattern tells the life story of Benjamin Lincoln, a prosperous farmer who left the comfort of his Massachusetts home to become a national hero in America's struggle for independence. Mattern's account of the citizen-soldier who served as George Washington's second-in-command at Yorktown and as secretary at war from 1781 to 1783 revisits the challenges, sacrifices, triumphs, and defeats that shaped Lincoln's evolution from affluent middle-aged family man to pillar of a dynamic republic. In addition to offering new insights into leadership during the Revolutionary period, Lincoln's life so mirrored his times that it provides an opportunity to tell the tale of the American Revolution in a fresh, compelling way.

About the Author

David B. Mattern is a research associate professor and associate editor of The Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia. He is the primary editor of two volumes of the Madison Papers and editor of James Madison's Advice to My Country (1997).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781570032608
ISBN-10: 1570032602
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 1998
Pages: 336
Language: English