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After hacking their way through the Civil War and WWII, former House Speaker Gingrich and historian Forstchen take on the Revolutionary War with decidedly mixed results. Sharing narration duties are Thomas Paine, George Washington and Jonathan van Dorn, a young private in Washington's army. From Washington's crossing of the Delaware River to a daring night raid on the better-armed Hessians, the authors do a decent job of depicting the dire plight of the Continental Army, though the big chunks of backstory wedged into the narrative add little texture while slowing the pace dramatically. Historical cameos abound, and these, combined with the attention devoted to the gritty details of army life, help to offset Washington's acts of patriotic melodrama in what is surely to become another popular book for Gingrich and Forstchen. (Oct.)
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Surely to become another popular book for Gingrich and Forstchen. (Publishers Weekly)
This is the essence of the iconic battlefield tale superbly and vividly told in Gingrich and Forstchen's latest historical novel.... This is one of the best historical novels you will ever read! (BookLoons.com)
something all Americans should read to remind them of the struggles our forefathers went through to secure our independence. It was not a foregone conclusion.Published 1 month ago by JD Guido
A GREAT HISTORY OF WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELEWARE AND THE BATTLE OF TRENTON. THE CHARACTERS ARE WELL DEVELOPED. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackie
Great historical novel. Absolutely engaging. Best read in years.Published 3 months ago by John Nycz
Excellent service and met above and beyond expectations.Published 4 months ago by Randall Lee Tolrud
December 1776 & the fledgling United States of America is searching for a major win in the American Revolution & something to keep the fight up against the British. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul L.