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The road to Valley Forge : how Washington built the army that won the Revolution, John Buchanan

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The road to Valley Forge : how Washington built the army that won the Revolution
Title
The road to Valley Forge
Title remainder
how Washington built the army that won the Revolution
Statement of responsibility
John Buchanan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The fact is that their army is broken all to pieces, and the spirits of their leaders and their abettors is also broken...one may venture to pronounce that it is well nigh over with them." - Lord Rawdon." "In the late fall of 1776, few people on either side would have disagreed with this young British officer's assessment of the Continental Army - least of all, the commander of that army, George Washington."
  • "After four months of disastrous defeats, narrow escapes, and punishing marches, Washington knew only too well that his rag-tag assemblage of inexperienced officers, poorly trained regulars, and hastily gathered militiamen was no match for a professional army of more than thirty thousand seasoned, well-equipped British and Hessian troops. Yet General William Howe had missed three golden opportunities to crush Washington's army and thus end the rebellion. With each reprieve, Washington became a wiser, craftier, more prudent commander, one capable of turning an undisciplined rabble into a capable fighting force."
  • "The Road to Valley Forge traces the painful education of Washington and his army through the most critical period of the American Revolution, from August 1776 through the winter of 1777-1778. Citing communications from Washington and dozens of other civilian and military leaders, as well as many rank-and-file soldiers, it debunks myths about how the early stages of the war were fought, challenges the assertions of previous authors, and provides a you-are-there view of some of the war's most dramatic events."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buchanan, John
Dewey number
973.3/3/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E259
LC item number
.B83 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Washington, George
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
  • Howe, William Howe
  • Howe, Richard Howe
  • United States
  • USA / Regierung
  • Armee
  • USA
  • Washington, George
  • Generals
  • Howe, William Howe
  • Howe, Richard Howe
  • Howe, William Howe
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Generals
  • Military leadership
  • United States
Label
The road to Valley Forge : how Washington built the army that won the Revolution, John Buchanan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Invasion! 1776 -- "I scarcely know which way to turn" -- "It was hard work to die" -- The Night of the fox -- Manhattan transfer -- "This is a most unfortunate affair" -- "Constant perplexities and mortifications" -- "I conclude the troops will be in perfect security" -- "Success of an enterprize" -- "Harrass their troops to death" -- "The American Fabius"? -- "Come boys, we shall do better another time" -- "Perplexing maneuvres" -- "Our army is in higher spirits than ever" -- "We ... took post near the Valley Forge."
Control code
ocm54372030
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780471441564
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004001729
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54372030
  • (OCoLC)54372030
Label
The road to Valley Forge : how Washington built the army that won the Revolution, John Buchanan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Invasion! 1776 -- "I scarcely know which way to turn" -- "It was hard work to die" -- The Night of the fox -- Manhattan transfer -- "This is a most unfortunate affair" -- "Constant perplexities and mortifications" -- "I conclude the troops will be in perfect security" -- "Success of an enterprize" -- "Harrass their troops to death" -- "The American Fabius"? -- "Come boys, we shall do better another time" -- "Perplexing maneuvres" -- "Our army is in higher spirits than ever" -- "We ... took post near the Valley Forge."
Control code
ocm54372030
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780471441564
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004001729
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54372030
  • (OCoLC)54372030

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