To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom (Google eBook)
After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington’s army. The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington cross - ing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutze’s painting, Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the night. While Washington prepares his weary troops for the attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia, overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis. And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own doorstep. In the heat of battle, he must decide between staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has joined up with the British. Through the thoughts and private fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illu minate the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: To Try Men's Souls (George Washington #1)User Review - Dr. David Steele - Goodreads
"Victory or Death ..." General George Washington made the words famous in the famous campaign to overtake Trenton on December 26, 1776. Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ... Read full review
Review: To Try Men's Souls (George Washington #1)User Review - KJ - Goodreads
Even if you're not a history buff, take the time to explore history with these two wonderful historians and storytellers. Gingrich & Forstchen weave a spellbinding and vivid account of Washington's ... Read full review
THE AMERICAN CRISIS
Other editions - View all
To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American ...
Newt Gingrich,William R. Forstchen
No preview available - 2010