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Author Drury, Bob, author.

Title Valley Forge / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.3 DRU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Maps on endpapers.
Summary "On December 19, 1777, some twelve thousand members of America's nascent Continental Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty-three miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force was reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the King George III's army, and barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, was at the lowest ebb of his military career. With the Continental Congress in exile and its treasury depleted, the American Revolution appeared lost. As the days and weeks passed, however, Washington embarked on a mission to transform his troops from a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force. Keeping a wary eye out for a British attack, he was aided by a trio of home-grown generals as well as a young coterie of American advisors and foreign volunteers led by Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Within six months Washington had achieved his miracle. Valley Forge is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A sprig of green -- To crown the brave -- The French connection -- Burned forges -- Fix bayonets -- A perfect scribe -- A bloody day -- The idealist -- An eerie foreboding -- Blood on the Delaware -- The relics of an army -- Chaos in the east -- Trenton redux? -- Starve, dissolve, or disperse -- The best answer to calumny -- Integration -- Firecakes and cold water -- Civil war -- An American army -- "Howe's players" -- Franklin's miracle -- "Those dear raggedy Continentals" -- The political maestro -- Martha -- Prussian spring -- The rains never cease -- A trim reckoning -- A rumor of war -- "Long live the king of France" -- The modern Cato -- Knights and fair maidens -- The gauntlet thrown -- "You damned poltroon" -- "So superb a man".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-364) and index.
Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Headquarters -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
Valley Forge (Pa.) -- History.
Added Author Clavin, Thomas, author.
ISBN 9781501152719 (hardcover)
1501152718 (hardcover)

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