Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

by Paul Lockhart
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Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart

“A terrific biography….The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals

 

The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley Forge is the first biography in half a century of the immigrant Prussian soldier who molded George Washington’s ragged, demoralized troops into the fighting force that eventually triumphed in America’s War of Independence. Praised by renowned historian Thomas Fleming as “an important book for anyone interested in the American Revolution,” The Drillmaster of Valley Forge rights a historical wrong by finally giving a forgotten hero his well-deserved due.

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ISBN-13: 9780061451645
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 337
Sales rank: 429,640
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Lockhart is a professor of history at Wright State University, where he teaches European and military history. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
WJB369 More than 1 year ago
The author, Paul Lockhart, does an excellent job of making the life of a historical figure, who was not a central figure in the American Revolution, quite interesting. I was actually rather surprised at how well the book flowed and how there were so few dry spots. I finished the book with a new apprecition Steuben's role in American history. I would strongly recommend this book to any fan of American history in general and the Revoltionary War in particular.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for my brother who is a history buff! He had heard of the Baron de Steuben and especially appreciated that the book was written by Paul Lockhart. I don't know if he has read it yet, but it was very well received!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this biography about the man who brought dicipline in training to the rag tag colonial militiamen.
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A must read for those interested in the less knowned figures of the Aameican Revolution. This books brings to life the story of a man who gave discipline to a weary army that helped the Founding Fathers to create and preserve a new nation.
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