West Point and Valley Forge

West Point and Valley Forge

by Libby Hughes


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West Point and Valley Forge by Libby Hughes

More than 3,000 of General George Washington's troops died from cold, hunger, and smallpox while encamped at Valley Forge. This is the story of that harsh winter, the victories that followed, and the founding of the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

West Point has a rich history, dating from 1802 as the United States Military Academy. Famous generals, such as Robert E. Lee, Douglas MacArthur, and Norman Schwarzkopf spent their university years there. The daily life of the cadets is described along with anecdotes about the old generals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595006366
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

1.First Day at West Point7
2.The Early Days of West Point23
3.Famous Graduates35
4.Recent History45
5.Modern Life at West Point57
West Point: A Historical Time Line67
Visitor Information69

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