To Try Men's Souls

To Try Men's Souls

A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom

Book - 2009
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Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. His army's morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted during the night. The revolutionary spirit that burned so bright during the summer seems to be flickering out in the face of a harsh winter and repeated defeats. As a fierce winter storm blows down the river, the capture of General Charles Lee, the flight of the continental Congress from Philadelphia and all the events of the past five months of defeat come flooding into Washington's mind. The revolution has come down to one desperate throw of the dice as his army, freezing and hungry, slips across the Delaware to carry out what will become one of the most famous surprise attacks of all time.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312591069
0312591063
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gin
Characteristics: xxii, 345 pages : plans ; 25 cm

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