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Washington's crossing

Autore: David Hackett Fischer
Editore: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2004] ©2004
Serie: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet George Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: George Washington; George Washington
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 0195170342 9780195170344
Numero OCLC: 53075605
Riconoscimenti: Pulitzer Prize, History, 2005.
Descrizione: x, 564 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Three armies in America:--
The rebels --
The regulars --
The Hessians --
A cataract of disaster:--
Plan of the campaign --
The fall of New York --
The retreat --
The pivot point:--
The crisis --
The occupation --
The opportunity --
The crossing:--
The river --
The march --
The surprise --
Risking it all:--
Hard choices --
Good g round --
The bridge --
The boldest stroke:--
Two councils --
The Battle at Princeton --
The aftermath.
Titolo della serie: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsabilità: David Hackett Fischer.
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In a dramatic and colorful narrative of a pivotal moment in American history, we see how the campaign developed in a web of hard choices by many actors on both sides of the Delaware. 91 halftones,15  Per saperne di più…

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...a rapid-fire narrative built around an episode enshrined in American folklore, engaging thumbnail sketches of the major players, a willingness to expose conventional wisdom to the harsh light of Per saperne di più…

 
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Well-written, pro-American historical account

da vleighton (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2007-01-20) Molto buono Link permanente
This text of this book is about the crossing of the Delaware and the two battles of Trenton and the battle of Princeton. The subtext, however, is that George Washington was an exemplar of current management fashions. His army was a Learning Organization, where the commander-in-chief listened to his subordinates...
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