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Washington's crossing

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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  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed."
  • "Provides an account of a pivotal moment in American history--the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River to mount a sneak attack on British and Hessian troops at Trenton, New Jersey."@en
  • ""Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet George Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning."--Publisher's description."
  • "A true story of Washington Crossing the Delaware - how George Washington saved the faltering American Revolution with daring attack at Christmas 1776."@en

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  • "Large type books"
  • "Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)"
  • "Ressources Internet"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Washingtons's Crossing"
  • "Washington's crossing"@en
  • "Washington's crossing"
  • "Washington's Crossing"@en
  • "WashingtoÇıs crossing"