25 May

Author Jack Kelly Discusses, Valcour, His New Revolutionary War Book

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
Jack Kelly
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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Join us as Jack Kelly discusses his new book, Valcour in a conversation with the NYG&B, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00pm ET, held online. 

The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America’s scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain’s sea power.

This is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents.

America’s independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington’s bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty. 

We will not be selling Mr. Kelly's book at this time, but if you are interested in purchasing it we recommend that you visit Oblong Books. They are a local bookstore with locations in Rhinebeck and Millford. Thank you! 


About the Speaker

Jack Kelly is an award-winning author and historian. His books include Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence, which received the DAR History Medal, as well as The Edge of Anarchy, Heaven’s Ditch, and Gunpowder.