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greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

The Green Dragoon:
The Lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson

by Robert D. Bass

Reviewed by Christopher Parker


Well I finally finished this book and posted my review on my review site.

This is a big book and if I may confess I am really only interested in the exploits of Banastre Tarleton during the American Revolution. That being said I did attempt to read the rest of the book and got about half way through that and then skimmed the rest. For the reader please be aware this is really two books on his life. The majority of the book deals with his life after his return to England after being badly hurt during the York Town campaign and his on and off relationship with Mary Robinson.

You can read the whole review here>>>>

This is written by the same author who wrote Swamp Fox:
The life and campaigns of General Frances Marion which I have also reviewed.


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Seems interesting, thanks for the heads up!

Jeigheff Inactive Member07 Nov 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

Back in the 70s, when I was a teenager with not much spending money, I somehow got hold of a catalogue from "The Military Bookman" in NYC. There were plenty of books that tempted me, including "The Green Dragoon" and others. Even though the Bicentennial was swiftly getting me interested in the American Revolution, I was reluctant to buy a seemingly expensive book knowing nothing but its title and author.

Could this be the same "The Green Dragoon"? It sure sounds like it is! I'm not necessarily someone who thinks old is better. But if the original book has been reprinted again, I'd like to see it for myself.

Thanks in advance, and thanks for the review.


Virginia Tory08 Nov 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

The Bass book has been around for quite some time. First published in 1957.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

I liked the movie "Amazing Grace" about Wilberforce and Britain's abolition of slavery. In the movie Tarleton was a major character leading the opposition.

Not military history but an interesting insight into post AWI Tarleton.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

It probably was the same book. I hope to be able to afford his third book on the American Revolution called GAMECOCK, The Life and Campaigns of General Thomas Sumter.


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