John Burgoyne of Saratoga

by James Lunt.Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, $14.95. The Bicentennial tide rises. Gentleman Johnny, the oddest and most interesting British commander here, is certainly salvageable flotsam. Since the author plainly intends to concentrate on Burgoyne’s military career, it is hardly fair to complain that this biography rather scants his social life and his amusing theatrical dabblings. What Major General Lunt (Sandhurst) undertakes, he does admirably, sweeping the confused field of Saratoga to order. Appendixes, bibliography, notes, index, maps.