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The Resource Valley Forge, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Valley Forge, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

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Valley Forge
Title
Valley Forge
Statement of responsibility
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history--the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. On December 19, 1777, some twelve thousand members of America's nascent Continental Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty-three miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force was reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the King George III's army, and barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, was at the lowest ebb of his military career. With the Continental Congress in exile and its treasury depleted, the American Revolution appeared lost. As the days and weeks passed, however, Washington embarked on a mission to transform his troops from a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force. Keeping a wary eye out for a British attack, he was aided by a trio of home-grown generals as well as a young coterie of American advisors and foreign volunteers led by Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Within six months Washington had achieved his miracle. Valley Forge is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents--and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation--the New York Times bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide a breathtaking account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drury, Bob
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E234
LC item number
.D78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clavin, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Military campaigns
  • United States
  • Valley Forge (Pa.)
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • HISTORY / North America
  • Armed Forces
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
Valley Forge, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1022735351
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501152719
Lccn
2018022453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501152719
  • (OCoLC)1022735351
Label
Valley Forge, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1022735351
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501152719
Lccn
2018022453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501152719
  • (OCoLC)1022735351

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