The American Revolution Round Table of New York

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 6:00pm
Where: The Coffee House, 20 West 44th St., 6th floor
Speaker: Christian McBurney
Subject: Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott

One reviewer said: "In Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott, Christian M. McBurney relates the full story of each of these remarkable raids, the subsequent exchange of the two generals, and the impact of these kidnappings on the Revolutionary War. He then follows the subsequent careers of the major players, including Lee, Barton, Prescott, and Tarleton. The author completes his narrative with descriptions of other attempts to kidnap high-ranking military officers and government officials during the war, including ones organized by and against George Washington. The low success rate of these operations makes the raids that captured Lee and Prescott even more impressive."

Those with food allergies or vegetarian tendencies should make their needs known before we meet.

Cost: $45 for members, $55 for guests. (This includes an excellent three-course dinner.)

Reservations requested: email Jon Carriel at joncarriel@nyc.rr.com or call 212-874-5121. We look forward to seeing you!