Monday, July 19, 2010

Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

This book details the events surrounding Washington's crossing of the Delaware - an event that served as a critical momentum shift for Americans in the Revolutionary War. I kept finding myself comparing this book to Fisher's other book entitled Paul Revere's Ride, which offered historical facts alongside details that allowed me to imagine Paul Revere as a person. Though definitely informative, I wish more of that human element about George Washington had emerged in this book.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: E263.P4 F575 2004
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Jennifer Bevan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Rating: Recommended

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