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To try men's souls : a novel of George Washington and the fight for American freedom

Auteur : Newt Gingrich; William R Forstchen; Albert S Hanser
Éditeur : New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Édition/format :   Livre : Fiction : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. His army's morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted during the night. The revolutionary spirit that burned so bright during the summer seems to be flickering out in the face of a harsh winter and repeated defeats. As a fierce winter storm blows down the river, the capture of General Charles Lee, the flight of the  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Personne nommée : George Washington; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; George Washington
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Newt Gingrich; William R Forstchen; Albert S Hanser
ISBN : 9780312591069 0312591063
Numéro OCLC : 317928697
Description : xxii, 345 p. ; 25 cm.
Contenu : 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 Washington's army. The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington crossing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutze'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 night. 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 illu minate 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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Responsabilité : Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor.

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A story that follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington's army. It focuses on one of  Lire la suite...

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