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Washington's crossing

作者: David Hackett Fischer
出版商: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2004] ©2004
叢書: Pivotal moments in American history.
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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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: History
提及的人: George Washington; George Washington
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 0195170342 9780195170344
OCLC系統控制編碼: 53075605
獎賞: Pulitzer Prize, History, 2005.
描述: x, 564 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
内容: 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.
叢書名: Pivotal moments in American history.
責任: 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  再讀一些...

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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 再讀一些...

 
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Well-written, pro-American historical account

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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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