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The cover of Jim Millard's important book about historic Fort Montgomery
The first book ever published about the mysterious old fort at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain!

Back in print! Fort Montgomery Through the Years is now back in print and available on (in print and e-book format) and at select bookstores, historical societies and museums. Be sure to check with them for availability. Can't find it?... ask them for it!

Praise for "Fort Montgomery: Through the Years..."
"...a superb job of researching and writing...the effort alone in gathering these rare photographs and interpreting the ruins is remarkable." Dr. Russell P. Bellico- Historian/Author
"Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain"

"...technical details of the fort are sound and reflect the extensive research done by the author, as well as the level of detail involved in his repetitive explorations of the site.  I consider it a “must buy” for anyone interested in this period of fortifications, or in the history of the northern frontier of the United States. (Full Review)  John R. Weaver II- Historian/Author
"A Legacy in Brick and Stone- American Coastal Defense Forts of the Third System, 1816-1867"

First Edition. ISBN: 978-0-97498542-8 Perfect bound paperback
160 photos, maps, and illustrations, most never before published.
Click here to read a review of the book by noted fortifications authority John R. Weaver.

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Thank you for your interest in our books!

The long awaited first edition of Jim Millard's "Fort Montgomery: Through the years" is still available. Fort Montgomery, long confused with infamous Fort "Blunder" built earlier on the same site, looms large in local legend and lore. Wonderfully illustrated with hundreds of vintage and modern photographs and documents, this exciting book is a must for history buffs and those who love Lake Champlain. 

Can I see what the book looks like?

Certainly. We have provided sample pages for you to see. Simply click on the links below to view .pdf versions of select pages from "Fort Montgomery: Through the Years...". Right-click and choose SAVE TARGET AS if you want to download the pages to your computer. You will need the free Acrobat Reader installed (most computers already have it).

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