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Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
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Feb 03, 11

bookshelves: history, non-fiction, biography

What an awesome book! I picked it up by chance while I was browsing the books on CD at the library and I found out later that it won a pulitzer prize for history. Although it's nonfiction, Washington's crossing is a fantastic read. Fischer goes into great detail explaining the background of many of the primary players in the revolutionary war, in order to give a better idea of the background of the Revolutionary war. His details were fascinating. I had no idea that the British army hired a bunch of Hessian soldiers to bolster their numbers, or that the Scottish highlanders in the British army put up a stink at the idea of wearing "britches" instead of kilts. Most of all, though, this book gave me a deeper appreciation for all that our Founding Fathers did. They truly were inspired. Everyone should read this book!
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