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David Hackett Fischer

Forfatter af Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America

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David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous books, including Washington's Crossing, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history.
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While a fascinating read, I found it to be more about the Battles of Lexington and Concord and General Gage more than about Revere. I think that there is not enough information about Revere for an entire book, so the battles were portrayed in depth, although Revere did not fight in either. Just a great period piece of history. Lots about Gage, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dr. Church, Dr. Warren, etc. Would recommend if you want a history of what lead up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the personalities involved. ETA: Also a great job of the author contrasting the actual event with Longfellow's The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
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Tess_W | 19 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
Washington's Crossing focuses in on what the author believes is the key turning point in the Revolutionary War. We start in 1776, after Lexington & Concord, and follow the fate of the Continental Army as they are routed in New York, retreat through New Jersey in the Fall, and escape across the Delaware to Pennsylvania. At this point, things look bleak for the rebels, and Washington has to find a way to take the initiative. So he orders a daring Christmas night re-crossing of the Delaware and surprise of the Hessian garrison in Trenton. Then we're taken through the next week, including more Delaware crossings and the Battle of Princeton.

The Americans were undermanned and undertrained, but had some advantages too- a committed citizenry, New Jersey residents angry about British military rule, and the vast spaces of American, impossible to fully garrison, along with some lucky breaks with the weather. But fundamentally, George Washington was a highly effective leader and an excellent military strategist and tactician, who knew how to spot an opportunity and seize it.

Good history, well written, and fun.
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derailer | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
a must read for anyone interested in american history
 
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