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The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution [NOOK Book]

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Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge

"Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."
–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."
–Jeremy Black, author of War for America: The Fight for ...

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Overview

Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge

"Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."
–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."
–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."
–Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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.

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"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."
—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."
—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."
—Don Higginbotham, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470318249
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

JOHN BUCHANAN, a former archivist at Cornell University and former chief registrar of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the author of The Road to Guilford Courthouse and Jackson’s Way, both from Wiley.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Invasion! 1776.

2. “I scarcely know which way to turn”.

3. “It was hard work to Die”.

4. The Night of the Fox.

5. Manhattan Transfer.

6. “This is a most unfortunate affair”.

7. “Constant perplexities and mortifications”.

8. “I conclude the troops will be in perfect security”.

9. “Success of an Enterprize”.

10. “Harrass their troops to death”.

11. “The American Fabius”?

12. “Come boys, we shall do better another time”.

13. “Perplexing Maneuvres”.

14. “Our army is in higher spirits than ever”.

15. “We . . . took post near the Valley Forge”.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.

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