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Washington's crossing

Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history recounts the turning point in the American Revolution: the crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, and the subsequent battles of Trenton, by General Washington. It examines the different strategies of each side and the role of contingency in the events.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 9780199726608 0199726604
OCLC Number: 252622942
Description: 1 online resource (x, 564 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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Fischer...knows the sources inside and out and uses them authoritatively to challenge long-held assumptions about his topic. * The Journal of American History * ...a rapid-fire narrative built around Read more...

 
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