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Posted October 31, 2009
The is as good a history of Washington's army at Morristown during the War of Independence as you are likely to read. Actually Washington and his men spent all but one winter in the Morristown area. The author tells what it was like during the encampments for the soldiers, as well as relating the politics and problems faced by the US army at that time.
Cunningham is a former journalist ( for what paper or magazine I don't know). He has about 50 books under his belt from what I have read, so he is a competent story teller. The writing is not too challenging to read, but not simple either. The one big problem I had with the book is reading the quotes from the characters in the book. Of course the quotes are in 18th century wordage,so it was hard for me to read/ comprehend them. Small problem though.
I did learn quite a bit about the history of that area during the revolutionary era. More than I had learned while growing up about 20 miles away.
All in all I am glad I read it, it was a fine book for the casual historian, or th emilitary historian.
Posted July 30, 2009
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