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John Burgoyne

John Burgoyne by Joshua Reynolds, c. 1766

Primary Sources

Burgoyne, John, and Douglas Cubbison. Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign: His Papers. Norman, Oklahoma: The Arthur H. Clark Company, an imprint of the University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.

Secondary Sources

De Fonblanque, Edward Barrington. Political and Military Episodes in the Latter Half of the Eighteenth Century Derived from the Life and Correspondence of The Right Honorable John Burgoyne:  General, Statesman, Dramatist. London: Macmillan and Co., LTD, 1876.

Hudleston, F. J. Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne – Misadventures of an English General in the Revolution. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1927.

Lewis, Paul and Gerson, Noel. The Man Who Lost America – A Biography of Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne. New York: The Dial Press, 1973.

Noel Gerson penned this volume under the psuedonym of Paul Lewis.  Care should be taken when referencing this book as there are no footnotes and the bibliography is weak.

Lunt, James D. John Burgoyne of Saratoga. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.

Essays in Larger Volumes

Billias, George Athan, ed. George Washington’s Generals and Opponents: Their Exploits and Leadership. 1st Da Capo Press ed. New York: Da Capo Press, 1994.

Fiction by John Burgyone

In addition to being a general in the British military, John Burgoyne was an accomplished playwright and poet.  Here is an example of his work:

Burgoyne, John. The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the Late Lieut. Gen. J. Burgoyne to Which Is Prefixed Memoirs of the Author Embellished with Copper-Plates. 2 vols. London: C. Wittingham, 1807.

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