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The drillmaster of Valley Forge : the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army

Author: Paul Douglas Lockhart
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York, NY : Collins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Revolutionary War general, Baron von Steuben--Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben--that focuses on his military career, and describes his efforts to create West Point and his contributions to the "Blue Book," which detailed army regulations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lockhart, Paul Douglas, 1963-
Drillmaster of Valley Forge.
[Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York, NY : Collins, c2008
(OCoLC)681099640
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von; Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Von Steuben; Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Douglas Lockhart
ISBN: 9780061451638 0061451630
OCLC Number: 219568652
Description: viii, 337 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The finest school of warfare in the world --
Courtier and supplicant --
This illustrious stranger --
A man profound in the science of war --
On the parade-ground at Valley Forge --
Jealousies and hindrances --
Trial by combat --
The blue book --
The true meaning of discipline --
Tormenting the governor --
From Virginia to Fraunces Tavern --
An old soldier in peacetime.
Responsibility: Paul Lockhart.
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A biography of the Revolutionary War general, Baron von Steuben--Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben--that focuses on his military career, and describes his efforts to create West Point and his contributions to the "Blue Book," which detailed army regulations.

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