More than the Civil War, more than the Second World War, the War of Independence was the most significant event in American history. And the battle of Saratoga in October 1777 was the turning point of that war. The British campaign that was supposed to end the rebellion ended instead in the surrender that changed the history of the world. Richard M. Ketchum tells the exciting story from a fresh point of view. Instead of listing the reasons why General John Burgoyne's seasoned troops lost the battle, Ketchum concentrates on the miracle of the assembling of thirteen thousand aroused, determind rebels under the General Horation Gates and their subsequent triumph. This is stirring narrative history, told skilfully through the perspective of those who fought in the campaign.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.