Robert Rogers of the Rangers. John Cuneo.

Robert Rogers of the Rangers

Hardcover, New York: Oxford University Press, 1959. First Edition. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. The definitive biography of Robert Rogers, the American colonial frontiersman, who raised, trained, and led colonial Rangers in the French and Indian War. He fought in the Northern and Western campaigns of the French and Indian War and also participated in the attempt to put down Pontiac's Rebellion. The US Army Rangers claim Rogers as their founder. Rogers did not adapt to peace well and became a bankrupt alcoholic. He went to England to try to repair his finances and missed the run up to the American Revolution, returning to America in 1775 only to be denied a commission by Washington. Rogers ended up raising Rangers for the British. He died poor and drunk in England. Book has no previous ownership marks. Text and illustrations clean and bright. Book is very gently bumped at both ends of spine. Top page edges age tanned. Dust jacket is unclipped. Dust jacket spine is a bit faded. Back panel of DJ lightly soiled. Light rubbing to front cover of DJ. Wear to both ends of spine panel. Dust jacket now protected in Mylar. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 309 pages. [Item #71694]

Price: $55.00

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