The Crossing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fast’s gripping account of George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton, which changed the course of the American Revolution
Immortalized on canvas by Emanuel Leutze, Washington’s journey across the Delaware River is one of the most celebrated moments in American history. But the true story of the crossing, and of what came after, is often lost in the legend. In The Crossing, Fast writes with striking historical detail and relentless narrative ...
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The Crossing

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Overview

Fast’s gripping account of George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton, which changed the course of the American Revolution
Immortalized on canvas by Emanuel Leutze, Washington’s journey across the Delaware River is one of the most celebrated moments in American history. But the true story of the crossing, and of what came after, is often lost in the legend. In The Crossing, Fast writes with striking historical detail and relentless narrative drive about Washington’s surprise attack, leading the Continental Army to victory against the 1,000 Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey—a momentous occasion in American history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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What People Are Saying

Thomas Fleming
Thomas Fleming, author of PBS' Liberty

A superb re-creation of a crucial moment in America's history. Especially moving is Mr. Fast's emphasis on the men who were there when their country needed them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453235119
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 272,197
  • File size: 1,016 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The First Crossing: East to West 1
The Second Crossing West to East 89
An Afterword 183
Bibliography 209
Notes 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2004

    Garbage

    I gave it one star because there is no way to choose negative stars! A Marxists view of Washington and the pivotal months of the Revolution. Great injustices done to many patriots (especialy Knox), and downplaying the abilities of Washington by grossly simplified portraits of the Hessians. History is put on hold for the entire book - the coverall of 'based on history' supposedly exonerates the bending or suspension of facts. Many of the stars of the Revolution are turned into materialistic idiots.

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