Washington's Crossing

Washington's Crossing

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, p2004
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781456127046
Characteristics: 1 sound file (18 hr.) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Runger, Nelson

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1aa
Jun 11, 2015

A terrific history, gripping without becoming melodramatic, and explanatory without being pedantic.
For this recording, though, it sounds like the microphone was too close to the mouth of the narrator, one can always hear him breathing into it causing a static-like sound throughout the recording.

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read23dogs
Sep 03, 2013

If one is an Artist it is worth getting book to read/listen to first chapter about Emmanuel Leutze's famed 1850 painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
This is well written and enjoyable listen of North American Revolutionary History.

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de_grammont
Jan 04, 2012

I agree with aaa5756, an excellent read on the American Revolution.

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2011

Washing's Crossing a superd audio book!!!!!! A++

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

Sleet. Freezing gusts of wind. Dark, rushing water. No light. Any sound uttered could betray the Continental army crossing the wide Delaware River in the dead of Christmas night, 1776. The fate of the United States itself is hanging on this desperate gamble. Concocted by General George Washington, the plan to capture the town of Trenton was an attempt to resuscitate the dying embers of the American Revolution that had suffered a long list of consecutive defeats at the hands of the British empire. David Hackett Fisher's account of the Battles of Trenton crackles with intensity and delivers the pace not unlike that of a bonafide thriller. It is only with an understanding of how close to failure our founding figures were that we truly understand the achievement of their success.

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