Ranger Raid

The Legendary Robert Rogers and His Most Famous Frontier Battle

Phillip Tucker

Story of Robert Rogers, father of the US Army Rangers, and who was pivotal in arresting and executing American spy Nathan Hale.
Publication date:
September 2021
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
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ISBN : 9780811739733

Dimensions : 152 X 229 mm
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• Phillip Thomas Tucker is a writer and historian who has written or edited more than 130 works—both books and scholarly articles—of history.

A figure of legendary, almost mythic proportions, Robert Rogers is widely considered the father of U.S. Army Rangers. He gained his fame during the French and Indian War, fighting in the American and Canadian wilderness for the British colonies against the French and Indians, but a decade later, during the Revolution, he was almost a man without a country. George Washington didn't trust him - indeed, he had Rogers arrested - nor did the British, who, desperate, gave him a command anyway, and Rogers was pivotal in arresting and executing American spy Nathan Hale. Rogers' story begins in the French and Indian War.

Ranger Raid digs deep into Rogers' most controversial battle: the raid on St. Francis in Canada during the French and Indian War. On October 4, 1759, Rogers and 140 Rangers raided the Native American town of St. Francis, Canada, as part of British general Jeffrey Amherst's plan to gain intelligence in the St. Lawrence region. At the time, and for many decades thereafter, this was seen as a great victory - but now it seems like more of a massacre.

Philip Thomas Tucker refreshes this story, combining the biography of Robert Rogers, the history of his Rangers, and the history of the native peoples in this region, to tell a new story of the St. Francis raid and its influence in the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and ever after.