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The Road to Valley Forge : How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution - John Buchanan

The Road to Valley Forge

How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780471441564
Number Of Pages: 384

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Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge<br> <br> "Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."<br> -Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American Revolution<br> <br> "The Road to Valley Forge is an effective operational history, clearly written, judicious in its judgments and based on a careful look at the war from both sides."<br> -Jeremy Black, author of War for America: The Fight for Independence, 1775--1783<br> <br> "John Buchanan skillfully guides us through 1776 and 1777, the two most critical years of the Revolutionary War for George Washington as commander in chief. With a gift for finding the apt quotation and the telling anecdote, the author traces the growth of Washington as a commanding general and the professional development of the Continental Army."<br> -Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<br> <br> The Road to Valley Forge tells the whole story of Washington's growth from inexperienced backwoods general to true Commander in Chief of a professional fighting force. This warts-and-all portrait of America's greatest hero reveals a courageous and intelligent man struggling desperately to learn from his mistakes, forge a motley assortment of militiamen into a real army, and demonstrate to all of his fellow Americans that they could, indeed, become masters of their own destiny.

"The Road to Valley Forge again proves Jack Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative -- with the bonus of a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."
&#8212;Thomas Fleming, Author of Liberty! The American Revolution

"The Road to Valley Forge is an effective operational history, clearly written, judicious in its judgments and based on a careful look at the war from both sides."
&#8212;Jeremy Black, author of War For America: The Fight for Independence, 1775-1783

"John Buchanan skillfully guides us through 1776 and 1777, the two most critical years of the Revolutionary War for George Washington as commander in chief. With a gift for finding the apt quotation and the telling anecdote, the author traces the growth of Washington as a commanding general and the professional development of the Continental Army."
&#8212;Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

List of Illustrations and Maps.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Invasion! 1776.

2. &#8220;I scarcely know which way to turn&#8221;.

3. &#8220;It was hard work to Die&#8221;.

4. The Night of the Fox.

5. Manhattan Transfer.

6. &#8220;This is a most unfortunate affair&#8221;.

7. &#8220;Constant perplexities and mortifications&#8221;.

8. &#8220;I conclude the troops will be in perfect security&#8221;.

9. &#8220;Success of an Enterprize&#8221;.

10. &#8220;Harrass their troops to death&#8221;.

11. &#8220;The American Fabius&#8221;?

12. &#8220;Come boys, we shall do better another time&#8221;.

13. &#8220;Perplexing Maneuvres&#8221;.

14. &#8220;Our army is in higher spirits than ever&#8221;.

15. &#8220;We . . . took post near the Valley Forge&#8221;.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.

ISBN: 9780471441564
ISBN-10: 0471441562
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.68

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