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Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fischer
Washington's Crossing
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This New York Times best-seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six monthsafter the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led hismen across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians... show more
This New York Times best-seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six monthsafter the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led hismen across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and ina brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 0000195170342 (0195170342)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 564
Edition language: English
Series: Pivotal Moments in American History
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4.0 Review of Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
I really enjoy David Hackett Fischer books. This is my third and every time I learn a great deal from his writing. He is a true historian, and while this might fall under the heading of "popular history," Fischer often references how his views either agree or oppose general consensus on historical...
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5.0 Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Less than two weeks ago I read David McCullough's 1776, a history of the first year of the Continental Army under George Washington, its mixed success in Boston and disaster in New York City and culminating--after a night crossing of the Delaware River--in their victory in the Battle of Trenton. It ...
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