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About the Author
Dave R. Palmer is a retired lieutenant general of the United States Army, two-tour veteran of Vietnam, former superintendent of West Point, and accomplished military historian specializing in the campaigns of George Washington and the eighteenth-century American army. He often appears as a commentator in television documentaries on the Revolutionary War period and its generals and is the author of many books, including George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.- Vietnam in Perspective , and George Washington: First in War. A graduate of West Point and Duke University, he lives with his wife in Belton, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Terrific synopsis of a great leader.
Dave R. Palmer originally named this book The Way Of The Fox. Both titles are a bit misleading. Palmer mostly discussed Washington the strategic thinker, not the army commander. This is not to dismiss the value of his thesis. It was Washington's strategy, carried out most notably by his protege Nathaniel Greene in the Carolinas, that won America its independence. His vision, shared by the other founding fathers, of the United States as a future great power led to favorable peace terms. What is not here are the day to day details of Washington's leadership of the Continental army and of his campaigns. For that look for a narrative history of the Revolution or a good Washington biography. I recommend George Washington, A Life by Willard Sterne Randall. It might be best to have a working knowledge of the Revolution before reading this book,