''This is military history in the grand style.'' --Joseph J. Ellis, author of His Excellency: George Washington
--This text refers to the
From the Inside Flap
George Washington: Genius or Goat?
Many military historians dismiss George Washington as merely lucky: he won the Revolutionary War by sheer dogged persistence against a half-hearted British enemy that decided the prize wasn’t worth the cost. But this, says Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmera combat veteran, former superintendent of West Point, and expert military historianis simply wrong. Washington’s strategy was suited to his aim and changed with the circumstances of the warbut through it all he practiced the way of the fox. In George Washington’s Military Genius, Lieutenant General Palmer reveals:
- What guided Washington’s boldness in the first year of the war
- How Washington held his army together and built it upwith little or no money and, in the beginning, no allies
- How Washington used European professionals to train his soldiersand capitalized on the results
- Washington’s keen appreciation for French naval power
- The secret of Washington’s unparalleled moral leadership, without which the war might not have been won
A stirring and provocative military history of the war and George Washington’s leading place in it, George Washington’s Military Genius
is sure to enlighten and entertain any reader with an interest in America’s War for Independence.