Washington's Crossing

By David Hackett Fischer
Read by Nelson Runger

18.20 Hours 02/12/2004 unabridged
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This 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner elaborates on the little-known turning point in the Revolutionary War, a crucial battle at Trenton in 1776 when Washington's American forces withstood a counterattack by Cornwallis's army. An American Library Association No

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History

Winner of the 2005 Ambassador Book Award for American Studies

A 2004 National Book Award Finalist

A 2004 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A 2004 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

This 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner elaborates on the little-known turning point in the Revolutionary War, a crucial battle at Trenton in 1776 when Washington's American forces withstood a counterattack by Cornwallis's army. An American Library Association No

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fischer has devised a storytelling technique that combines old and new methods in a winning way…riveting.” New York Times
“Superb…History at its best, fascinating in its details, magisterial in its sweep.” Boston Globe
“An impeccably researched, brilliantly executed military history…Fischer’s perceptive discussion of the strategic, operational, and tactical factors involved is by itself worth the book’s purchase…He demonstrates mastery of the character of the American, British, and Hessian armies.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Nelson Runger’s performance is much in accord with Washington himself: controlled, authoritative, and clear.” AudioFile
“An eminent, readable historian, Fischer here delivers an outstanding analytical narrative…Fischer’s exhaustive research, right down to the Americans’ collection of supplies, captures the utter precariousness of the Americans’ situation. A must-read for military-history fans, Fischer’s work will also draw those who want to know more about the historical reality behind a celebrated image.” Booklist
“This is Fischer’s strong suit: he tells stories and gives details that bring history alive…In the hands of such a thorough researcher and talented writer, this is powerful stuff.” School Library Journal
“A lively reconstruction of the Continental Army’s finest strategic hour…A superb addition to the literature of the Revolution, by one of the best chroniclers in the business.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. The recipient of many prizes and awards for his teaching and writing, he is the also author of numerous books, including Washington's Crossing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 18.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English