A Novel Of George Washington And The Fight For American Freedom
Thomas Dunne Books
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Featuring: General George Washington; Thomas Paine; Jonathan Van Dorn
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After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and
WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned
their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their
story follows three men with three very different roles to
play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine,
and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washingtonâ€™s army.
action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American
history: Washington crossing the Delaware. Unlike the bold,
courageous General in Emanuel Leutzeâ€™s painting, Washington
is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After
five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low. Each
morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the
While Washington prepares his weary troops for the
attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia,
overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis.
And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own
doorstep. In the heat of battle, he must decide between
staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has
joined up with the British.
Through the thoughts and private
fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illuminate
the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research
and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel
provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who
fought for, and founded the United States of America.
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