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Washington's Crossing


Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. Yet Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Washington's Crossing

Overall customer rating: 4.800

Narrative Version of History

by Andrew on Sep 27, 2012

Everyone's classic image of Washington crossing the Delaware River gets examined in great detail. Any reader will see this story through to the end because of the way that it's told. More

Bryan K

Well written.

by Bryan K on Oct 14, 2010

Great book. Very well written and easy to follow. The author definitely did his homework. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the battles of Trenton and Princeton. More


Great Read

by davemc on Dec 18, 2008

I had not read much about the Revolutionary War before picking up this book. I first heard the author speak on a podcast and then purchased the book. I learned more in the first 15 pages of this book than I had learned in my entire public school education. I had no idea what hardships these men faced ... More



by BillinVA on Sep 25, 2008

David Hackett Fisher's 'Washington's Crossing" is possibly one of the best military history books I've ever read. The prose is clear and engaging. The content well researched. If you enjoy good writing and accurate history, this book is for you. More


To become a nation

by Francesca on May 10, 2007

Fischer writes well. It matters. But the fine style conveys excellent scholarship. This means that you interiorize the characters and come freshly onto the plot. The plot is something that probably has got lost in memory's fog: Washington crossing the Deleware is so vague to most of us that have no ... More

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