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Washington's secret war : the hidden history of Valley Forge

Author: Thomas J Fleming
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Smithsonian Books edView all editions and formats
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Discusses Valley Forge within the larger context of the Revolutionary War, linking the winter stay of the Continental Army during 1777 and 1778 to such events as the negotiations with the French and the maneuvering of the Continental Congress.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Fleming
ISBN: 0060829621 9780060829629
OCLC Number: 61529854
Description: xiii, 384 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: General George Washington: loser --
Revels and redcoats --
Ideologues front and center --
Playing the insult card --
Enter the committee in camp --
"Congress does not trust me" --
Discipline from a baron --
From anxiety to exultation --
The follies of spring --
General double trouble --
A moment at Monmouth --
Epilogue: Two visits to Valley Forge.
Responsibility: Thomas Fleming.
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The defining moments of the Revolutionary War did not occur on the battlefield or diplomatic table, claims Fleming, but at Valley Forge where the Continental Army overwintered. This is the tale of  Read more...

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Solid account of the political intrigue that threatened the American cause during the winter of 1777-78.--Boston Globe

 
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