Valley Forge

Valley Forge

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable comeback story in American history?the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army base where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. On December 19, 1777, twelve thousand members of the American Continental The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgetta...

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Title:Valley Forge
Author:Bob Drury
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Genres:History
ISBN:Valley Forge
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Valley Forge Reviews

  • Sarah
    Mar 06, 2019
    A pop history that is definitely cashing in on the popularity of the musical Hamilton, as it features characters from the show (Hamilton, Laurens, & Lafayette) more than their actual historical participation should really warrant, often to the exclusion of other important figures. ...
  • Art
    Nov 27, 2018
    On the plus side: I learned a lot about Valley Forge. And I found out that David Bushnell not only made the first submarine for warfare, he also invented water mines (ah, what a legacy...) But at times the read was a bit of a long slog, not unlike the winter encampment. ...
  • Ron
    Jan 19, 2019
    ?His presence alone stopped the retreat,? the marquis [de Lafayette] recalled in his memoirs. ?His graceful bearing on horseback, his calm and deportment ? were all calculated to inspire the highest degree of enthusiasm. I thought then as now that I had never beheld so superb a...
  • Tom Gase
    Dec 29, 2018
    Very well researched and written OK, as it was dry and slow moving in some parts in this book on a portion of the Revolutionary War. A 350-page book that might have been better around 250-300 pages. Clavin and Drury (the authors) do a great job explaining just how cold it was in the Wi...
  • Jeff Bobin
    Apr 22, 2019
    Leadership in difficult times. The story of George Washington and a winter encampment at Valley Forge that in many ways forged the American troops and their leaders into a battle ready force. It is a look not at just that winter but what led up to it and what happened when they bro...
  • Steve
    Oct 02, 2018
    A interesting book on the comeback of George Washington and his Continental Army being driven out from Philadelphia and encamped at Valley Forge. Washington and his army spent a brutal winter at Valley Forge in December 1777. low on food, clothing, ammunition, and supplies the men were...
  • Michael Carlson
    Apr 04, 2019
    I enjoyed reading the history of this turning point in the Revolution and the career of Washington, LaFayette, Hamilton, Knox, and the despicable Charles Lee and Benedict Arnold. And, since most all of the "action" takes place within a few miles from where I live (in some cases, less t...
  • Susan Kendrick
    Jan 29, 2019
    If you?re a fan of Revolutionary War history, this is a good one. George Washington is the GOAT. ...
  • Jimmy Reagan
    Oct 06, 2018
    Valley Forge. Now that?s a subject worthy of its own book. If nothing else, there?s George Washington. Washington attracts great writers you know. Ron Chernow was compelled to give us a life of Washington while David McCullough gave us 1776, so it?s no surprise to me that the be...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Sep 22, 2018
    This book details the events leading up to, during and after the Continental Army wintering in Valley Forge. The authors do an excellent job of making this history engagind and enjoyable. They clearly outline the challenges that George Washington faced not only from the British, but ce...
  • Don
    Mar 18, 2019
    Visual depiction of the battles that went on behind the lines. History as it's meant to be told ...
  • Amy
    Sep 21, 2018
    Valley Forge is a good and intriguing read based on historical facts. It is easy to read and fast paced. I give it four and a have stars. ...
  • History Geek
    Jan 28, 2019
    A wonderfully detailed telling of an important moment in American history. Valley Forge has something to offer for people well versed in the American Revolution, and for those (like me) who are still getting our feet wet in things beyond what we were taught in public school. ...
  • David Eppenstein
    Feb 17, 2019
    Our Foundation History is a favorite reading subject of mine. Since I have gone through numerous books about this subject and many of the people involved in this history it is difficult to find something new and informative. Since our early history has been examined so thoroughly by co...
  • Scotty
    Feb 19, 2019
    Valley Forge has become so synonymous with the American Revolution that it is easily overlooked as just a part of the story. This book explains why it is THE story. It was the crucible of the Revolution. The details of this book have been well researched and told in a simplistic format...
  • Faith
    Dec 19, 2018
    The authors obviously did a lot of research for this book. They used a lot of letters and diaries from participants and there were many interesting details. There was a lot about military strategy, diplomatic negotiations and bureaucratic wrangling. It?s not that I didn?t learn thi...
  • Cristie Underwood
    Nov 04, 2018
    This book was well researched and well written! I live close to Valley Forge Park and frequently walk around and enjoy the history of it. After reading this book, I feel like I know so much more about one of my favorite places to visit and the importance it has in history. ...
  • Pat
    Sep 04, 2018
    I received a free copy of "Valley Forge" by Bob Duruy and Tom Clavin through the "Good Reads First Reads Giveaway." This is a readable, American, History of an event that most readers are familiar with. Important information and details about individuals, often in their own words, g...
  • Michael Kelley
    Jan 20, 2019
    This is a wonderful book. I got this as a Christmas present from my wife, she has no idea what to get me except books. I would suggest this book to anyone with an interest in US History and those who want to understand more of the type of people who founded the United States. I was sad...
  • Coleen
    Sep 20, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it was an advance reader's edition paperback. For some reason, I love reading about the Revolutionary War and am amazed at the new things I learn with every gook. What doesn't change is my amazement that we actually won our independence......
  • Jim
    Aug 28, 2018
    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is a very interesting read on the history of the American Revolution. Very detailed and engaging. We should honor the people who fought for everything that we have now and should never forget what they sacrificed for the people of this country. ...
  • David Dunlap
    Jan 15, 2019
    This book relates the story of the Continental Army's encampment at Valley Forge, PA, during the winter of 1777-78. The authors do an excellent job of setting the stage, depicting the strategies and battles that led to the decision to winter at Valley Forge, and they do not flinch from...
  • MH
    Nov 10, 2018
    An engaging history on the six months Washington spent at Valley Forge, and how he kept the Continental army - and, in turn, the hope of a fledgling country -together, despite the elements, the lack of supplies, a deserting citizen army, an unhelpful Congress, and a petty, backstabbing...
  • Tara
    Oct 02, 2018
    I received an Advance Reader's copy of this book. I found the subject matter highly interesting, focusing upon not only the privations of the Continental army's encampment at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778, but also upon the greater political and military forces during thi...
  • Mark B
    Jan 11, 2019
    Great read of the events before, after and the during winter of '77-'78. The Continental Army survived. I'm convinced, after reading this book, that this was the seminal moment of the Revolution. This nation owes its birth to George Washington in case you didn't know! ...
  • Barbara
    Feb 24, 2019
    I am a little disappointed because the book is more about the Revolutionary War strategy in the mid-Atlantic region, even though the subtitle is The Heart of Everything That Is Valley Forge. The Continental Army finally settled into Valley Forge in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1777...
  • Erik Hume
    Feb 12, 2019
    Solid book on Valley Forge; I rated it a little lower because, quite frankly, the book didn't capture the "spirit" of Valley Forge as well as the interview with one of the authors on the Art of Manliness Podcast. ...
  • Craig Ellis
    Nov 17, 2018
    The topic is certainly interesting. If the author had not tried so hard to show off his vocabulary and his Thesaurus using skills it would have been a much better read. As a result, it was difficult to read. I appreciate his insight into strategy and what Washington might have been thi...
  • Brenda Conbeer
    Nov 18, 2018
    This book was fabulous. I would highly recommend it. ...
  • Layla Bennett
    Oct 04, 2018
    its really good ...