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Washington's crossing

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
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
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: 0199726604 9780195181593 019518159X 9786610655557 6610655553 9780199726608 9780199756674 0199756678
OCLC Number: 252622942
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize (History) 2005
Winner of Ambassador Book Awards (American Studies) 2005
Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2005
Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2004
Commended for Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) (Nonfiction) 2005
Winner of Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 564 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
Contents: Maps; Editor's Note; Introduction; The Rebels; The Regulars; The Hessians; The Plan of the Campaign; The Fall of New York; The Retreat; The Crisis; The Occupation; The Opportunity; The River; The March; The Surprise; Hard Choices; Good Ground; The Bridge; Two Councils; The Battle at Princeton; Aftermath; Conclusion; Appendices; Historiography; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Notes; Sources for Maps; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: David Hackett Fischer.


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