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The First American Army
The Untold Story of George Washington and the Men behind America's First Fight for Freedom
By (author): Bruce Chadwick
9781402207532 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period Oct 01, 2006
$27.99 CAD
Unknown 6 x 9 x 1.12 in | 600 gr 416 pages Sourcebooks
This is the first book that offers a you-are-there look at the American Revolution through the eyes of the enlisted men. Through searing portraits of individual soldiers, Bruce Chadwick, author of George Washington's War, brings alive what it was like to serve then in the American army.

With interlocking stories of ordinary Americans, he evokes what it meant to face brutal winters, starvation, terrible homesickness and to go into battle against the much-vaunted British regulars and their deadly Hessian mercenaries.

The reader lives through the experiences of those terrible and heroic times when a fifteen-year-old fifer survived the Battle of Bunker Hill, when Private Josiah Atkins escaped unscathed from the bloody battles in New York and when a doctor and a minister shared the misery of the wounded and dying. These intertwining stories are drawn from their letters and never-before-quoted journals found in the libraries belongingto the camps where Washington quartered his troops during those desperate years.

Bruce Chadwick, PhD lectures in American History at Rutgers University. He is the author of 5 other historical books: George Washington's War (Sourcebooks, 2004); Brother Against Brother; Two American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis 1861-1865; Traveling the Underground Railroad and The Reel Civil War. He lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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