Valley Forge (George Washington) by Gingrich, Newt Book The Fast Free Shipping 9780312592882

Valley Forge (George Washington) by Gingrich, Newt Book The Fast Free Shipping 9780312592882
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A riveting and personal look at one of our country's first heroes in the second captivating novel of the George Washington series by the New York Times bestselling authors of To Try Men's Souls and Gettysburg A riveting, personal look at one of our country's first heroes in the second captivating novel of the George Washington series by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling authors of To Try Men's Souls It's the winter of 1777, a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and the battered, demoralized Continental Army retreats from Philadelphia. At Valley Forge, they discover that their requests for supplies have been ignored by Congress. With no other options, for weeks the army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British live in luxury. In spite of the suffering, Washington endures, joined by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious little time, von Steuben begins recasting the army as a professional corps capable of facing the British head-on-something it has never accomplished before-in the process changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, painstakingly researched tour-de-force novel about survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his army, against all odds, were forged into the force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America. A riveting, personal look at one of our country's first heroes in the second captivating novel of the George Washington series by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, the New York Timesbestselling authors of To Try Men's SoulsIt's the winter of 1777, a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and the battered, demoralized Continental Army retreats from Philadelphia. At Valley Forge, they discover that their requests for supplies have been ignored by Congress. With no other options, for weeks the army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British live in luxury. In spite of the suffering, Washington endures, joined by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious little time, von Steuben begins recasting the army as a professional corps capable of facing the British head-onsomething it has never accomplished beforein the process changing the course of history. Valley Forgeis a compelling, painstakingly researched tour-de-force novel about survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his army, against all odds, were forged into the force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America. In "To Try Men's Souls, New York Times"-bestselling authors Gingrich and Forstchen cast a new light on the year 1776 and the man who would become the father of our nation, George Washington. "Valley Forge" picks up the narrative a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton. Much has changed since then. In To Try Men's Souls, New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen cast a new light on the year 1776 and the man who would become the father of our nation, George Washington. Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It's the winter of 1777, and Washington's battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. Disease festers.The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British, joined by Allen van Dorn, the Loyalist brother of the dead patriot, Jonathan van Dorn, live in luxury. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, von Steuben begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on--- something it has never accomplished before and in the process he changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America. It's the winter of 1777, a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and the battered, demoralized Continental Army retreats from Philadelphia. At Valley Forge, they discover that their requests for supplies have been ignored by Congress. With no other options, for weeks the army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British live in luxury. In spite of the suffering, Washington endures, joined by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious little time, von Steuben begins recasting the army as a professional corps capable of facing the British head-on - something it has never accomplished before - in the process changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, painstakingly researched tour-de-force novel about survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his army, against all odds, were forged into the force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America. Valley Forgepicks up the unputdownable narrative of our nation's birth one year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It's the winter of 1777, and Washington's battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British, joined by Allen van Dorn, the Loyalist brother of the dead patriot, Jonathan van Dorn, live in luxury. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, von Steuben begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on - something it has never accomplished before - and in the process changing the course of history. Valley Forgeis a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0312592884
ISBN-13 9780312592882
eBay Product ID (ePID) 102891171
Key Details
Author Albert S. Hanser, Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
Number Of Pages 464 pages
Series George Washington
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2011-09-13
Language English
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication Year 2011
Additional Details
Series Volume Number 2
Copyright Date 2012
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 14.5 Oz
Height 1.3 In.
Width 5.4 In.
Length 8.3 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LC Classification Number PS3557.I4945
Dewey Decimal 813/.54
Dewey Edition 22
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Compelling narrative force and meticulous detail. Creative, clever, and fascinating. Gingrich and Forstchen write with authority and with sensitivity. Grim, gritty, realistic, accurate, and splendid, this is a soaring epic of triumph over almost unimaginable odds. Masterful storytelling. Praise for the works of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen: "Masterful storytelling." - William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs "Creative, clever, and fascinating." -James Carville "Compelling narrative force and meticulous detail." - The Atlanta Journal Constitution "An energetic dramatization of the Continental Army's grim winter bivouac at Valley Forge.... Gingrich and Forstchen recreate the sights and smells of the Continental Army's hand-to-mouth camp life and the battlefield action around Valley Forge with a brisk panache." -- Publishers Weekly on Valley Forge "Grim, gritty, realistic, accurate, and splendid, this is a soaring epic of triumph over almost unimaginable odds." -- Library Journal on To Try Men's Souls Praise for the works of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen: "This second title in the George Washington series (after To Try Men's Souls) offers an energetic dramatization of the Continental Army's grim winter bivouac at Valley Forge, Pa., in 1777.
 Gingrich and Forstchen recreate the sights and smells of the Continental Army's hand-to-mouth camp life and the battlefield action around Valley Forge with a brisk panache that should bode well for future entries." -- Publishers Weekly on Valley Forge "Masterful storytelling." --William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs "Creative, clever, and fascinating." --James Carville "Compelling narrative force and meticulous detail." -- The Atlanta Journal Constitution "Gingrich and Forschten write with authority and with sensitivity." -- St. Louis Post Dispatch "Grim, gritty, realistic, accurate, and splendid, this is a soaring epic of triumph over almost unimaginable odds." -- Library Journal on To Try Men's Souls "With each book
 Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers." --William Trotter, The Charlotte Observer "The authors' research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action." -- Publishers Weekly "The writing is vivid and clear." -- Washington Times The authors' research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action. The writing is vivid and clear. This second title in the George Washington series (after To Try Men's Souls) offers an energetic dramatization of the Continental Army's grim winter bivouac at Valley Forge, Pa., in 1777.... Gingrich and Forstchen recreate the sights and smells of the Continental Army's hand-to-mouth camp life and the battlefield action around Valley Forge with a brisk panache that should bode well for future entries. With each book... Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers.

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