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The drillmaster of Valley Forge : the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army

Author: Paul Douglas Lockhart
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Revolutionary War general, Baron von Steuben--Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben--that focuses on his military career, and describes his efforts to create West Point and his contributions to the "Blue Book," which detailed army regulations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von; Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Douglas Lockhart
ISBN: 9780061451645 0061451649 9780061451638 0061451630
OCLC Number: 422763811
Description: x, 337 pages : maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: The finest school of warfare in the world --
Courtier and supplicant --
This illustrious stranger --
A man profound in the science of war --
On the parade-ground at Valley Forge --
Jealousies and hindrances --
Trial by combat --
The blue book --
The true meaning of discipline --
Tormenting the governor --
From Virginia to Fraunces Tavern --
An old soldier in peacetime.
Responsibility: Paul Lockhart.

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A biography of the Revolutionary War general, Baron von Steuben--Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben--that focuses on his military career, and describes his efforts to create West Point and his contributions to the "Blue Book," which detailed army regulations.

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