The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution
""The fact is that their army is broken all to pieces, and the spirits of their leaders and their abettors is also broken...one may venture to pronounce that it is well nigh over with them." - Lord Rawdon." "In the late fall of 1776, few people on either side would have disagreed with this young British officer's assessment of the Continental Army - least of all, the comma...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 25th 2007 by Barnes & Noble
(first published September 27th 2004)
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This history takes you from the loss of New York City to the British through the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. The author keeps broaching topics in the early part of the book and then quickly says something like "but we'll talk about that later", which gets kind of irritating. He refutes some stories (like Patrick Ferguson passing up a chance at taking a shot at George Washington during the Battle of Brandywine Creek because Washington had his back turned to him) that have been passed along as...more
Not a great book. There was something about the writing style/ the level of detail the writer goes into that killed it for me. I felt like he went into minute detail in the areas that I cared nothing for and then glossed over all of the stuff I wanted to hear more about. There are better books that cover this subject. For a barely 300 page book, it took me months to read. That pretty much says it all since I can usually cover that in 2 -4 days if the book is good.