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Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
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Mar 24, 2012

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

This is a fabulous book! This Pulitzer Prize winner is a compelling book in that you will learn things about the condition and spirit of the people who lived through this trying era. Many times through the book I had the sense of being there as the events unfolded. The most remarkable thing for me was chronicling the growth of George Washington as a leader. As a battle commander he was defeated time & time again and was run out of NY by the British. After arriving in New Jersey he began to get better intelligence. His style of leadership took a different turn and he began to have some success and emboldened by the people around him, he saw the opportunity to save the army & the war. The Battle of Trenton came within hours of losing his army because their enlistments were about to expire. This was truly an extraordinary time in the American saga.
This book is meticulously documented. The appendices are fascinating by themselves. This is a fast read. The battles of Trenton & Princeton were turning points in the American struggle for independence. I have even greater respect for the men & women of that time period--even more so George Washington. This book is worthy of your time spent with it.
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