Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Washington at Valley Forge

Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman
Washington's army nearly perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship. The army's supply system had collapsed and they were without supplies. But when the harsh winter ended, the soldiers had survived, and marched away from Valley Forge more determined than ever.

1 comment:

Jody Kopple said...

...Another stunning work from the nonfiction virtuoso...Freedman deftly brings to life this storied, nearly mythic period of the Revolutionary War...Using first-person accounts from a variety of sources, Freedman offers a stirring portrait of a man who not only demanded that Congress step up its support of the troops, but who also brought in military experts to help transform the ragtag militia into a unified, trained military force. Everything-from quotes to images-is impeccably sourced, and a thorough, annotated bibliography is appended...the man behind the legend becomes more intriguing and real to budding historians. An excellent choice for every collection.