Hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual distinctions. Pocket removed. 306 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1952. ISBN: 0. Viewed from the fetid hold of a prison ship anchored off Long Island, the situation looked black indeed to the captured soldiers of the American Revolution. Sir Henry Clinton sat smugly in his headquarters at New York from which it seemed no power on earth could dislodged him. George Washington fretted at West Point. Cornwallis strode through the South. The promised French aid had only come in driblets and the Continental Congress could hardly finance a pair of shoes, let alone outfit an army. Such was the situation after six long years of war.