Niven, John. Connecticut Hero: Israel Putnam. American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut, 1977. First Edition. ISBN: 0918676088.
Orange pictorial wrappers, 6 x 9 inches, 101 clean pp. Very good. Paperback. 
"Restless, adventurous, acquisitive, and absolutely fearless, Putnam spent eight years as a provincial officer and ranger in the French and Indian War and in the expedition against Pontiac. He was one of the first New Englanders to explore the lower Mississippi Valley and, like so many other Americans of his generation, was interested in land for settlement and for speculation...A canny and daring fighter, Putnam made his greatest military contribution at the Battle of Breed's and Bunker Hill where he and Prescott and Warren steadied the embattled farmers and coordinated their fire power..." - from the Preface.