skip to content
The glorious cause : a novel of the American Revolution Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The glorious cause : a novel of the American Revolution

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A novel about a pivotal period in the American Revolution relates the colonists' uphill battle in their quest for freedom, while General George Washington makes a fateful decision to cross the Delaware River and confront the enemy in New Jersey. It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0345427564 9780345427564
OCLC Number: 50590827
Description: 638 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Jeff Shaara.
More information:

Abstract:

A novel about a pivotal period in the American Revolution relates the colonists' uphill battle in their quest for freedom, while General George Washington makes a fateful decision to cross the Delaware River and confront the enemy in New Jersey. It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington's army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldier's passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50590827>
library:oclcnum"50590827"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2002"
schema:description"A novel about a pivotal period in the American Revolution relates the colonists' uphill battle in their quest for freedom, while General George Washington makes a fateful decision to cross the Delaware River and confront the enemy in New Jersey. It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington's army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldier's passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/683293>
schema:genre"War stories"@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Historical fiction"@en
schema:genre"Fiction"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The glorious cause : a novel of the American Revolution"@en
schema:numberOfPages"638"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.