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Washington at Valley Forge

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Washington's army nearly perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship. The army's supply system had collapsed and they were without supplies. But when the harsh winter ended, the soldiers had survived, and marched away from Valley Forge more determined than ever.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Freedman
ISBN: 9780823420698 0823420698
OCLC Number: 187417691
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: xi, 100 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 x 28 cm.
Contents: Maps: Valley Forge during the encampment --
Battles of the Mid-Atlantic States --
Against all odds --
Bloody footprints in the snow --
What is to become of the army? --
"We were determined to persevere" --
"A cavalcade of wild beasts" --
"Congress does not trust me" --
Secret agent --
Great day for General Washington --
Taking back Philadelphia --
"Band of brothers".
Responsibility: Russell Freedman.

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Washington's army nearly perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship. The army's supply system had collapsed and they were without supplies. But when the harsh winter ended, the soldiers had survived, and marched away from Valley Forge more determined than ever.

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Fantastic book

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-03-30) Excellent Permalink

Russell Freedman has done it, yet again, a fantastic job of conveying history for young people.  In this account of Washington's winter at Valley Forge Freedman recounts both the actual history, but gives us insight into the emotional components of the men and women involved in this time of history. ...
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