by Bob Drury
- American History , For Him, Best of 2018
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From the jaws of defeat
In December, 1777, 12,000 members of America’s Continental Army stagger into an encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force is reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats and is barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander, George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The American Revolution appears to be lost.
Yet a spark remains. Through sheer force of will—along with a coterie of foreign and domestic advisers—Washington transforms his army into a professional fighting force that delivers a stunning victory at the pivotal Battle of Monmouth Court House.
Valley Forge masterfully recounts Washington’s—and the Revolution’s—last chance at redemption.
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|Release Date:||October 2, 2018|