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When Washington Crossed The Delaware

Author : Lynne Cheney
ISBN : 1442444231
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses how George Washington successfully led his men on a secret Christmas Eve attack across the icy Delaware to defeat the enemy forces--changing the course of the Revolutionary War, and the history of America, in the process. Reprint.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Washington S Crossing

Author : David Hackett Fischer
ISBN : 0199756678
Genre : History
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning.
Category: History

When Washington Crossed The Delaware

Author : Lynne Cheney
ISBN : 0689870434
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Washington Crossed The Delaware

Author : Lynne Cheney
ISBN : 9781442444515
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

General Washington Crosses The Delaware

Author : Elaine Landau
ISBN : 9780766063167
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What would you do if you were George Washington and the British Army had forced you to retreat into Pennsylvania? American colonists desperately needed a victory in their fight for independence. In the middle of a fierce winter storm, Washington daringly crossed the Delaware River to attack the British Army. Author Elaine Landau lets readers step into Washington's place along with his officers, and his enemies during that fateful winter during the Revolutionary War.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

George Washington Crosses The Delaware

Author : Elaine Landau
ISBN : 0766029042
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"A basic introduction to George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War, and the Continental Army's victories at Trenton and Princeton"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Washington Crossing The Delaware Ebook

Author : Mary Tucker
ISBN : 9780787785642
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This exciting new series is designed not only to bring history to life for your students, these activities actually bring history into your classroom! Washington Crossing the Delaware - it's one of the most famous paintings of the Revolutionary War. But is it accurate? Do your students understand what was happening in the picture? Do they have any inkling of the pain and effort and courage involved in that event? Through a variety of creative activities in this book, students will discover the truths behind the picture - not only what happened that night, but what led up to it and what happened as a result of it. Poetry, discussion, role play, games and other activities will bring the Revolutionary War into your classroom! Students will learn that war causes pain and hardship for everyone, even those at home. They'll put themselves in the place of the soldier - hungry, cold, lonely, underpaid and afraid.
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Washington Crossing The Delaware

Author : Henry Fisk Carlton
ISBN : 1434458458
Genre : Performing Arts
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Originally prepared by the Fox Meadow School for students learning to perform drama on the radio, here is Henry Fisk Carlton's original radio play (broadcast as part of the "Dramatic Hours in Revolutionary History" series), complete with notes on how to be a good radio actor and how to follow directions in the play. Edited by Claire T. Zyve, Ph.D.
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Washington Crossing The Delaware

Author : Carrie Rebora Barratt
ISBN : 9781588394392
Genre : Art
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Emanuel Leutze's life-size "Washington Crossing the Delaware" commemorates the critical moment in the American Revolution when George Washington led a surprise attack against troops supporting the British forces in Trenton. When Leutze created the painting in 1850, after he had returned from America to his native Germany, he was hoping to rally support for the revolutionary movements then sweeping Europe. He sent the work to New York in 1851, and within four months 50,000 people had paid to see it. Today the painting is an icon of American visual culture and one of the most beloved objects in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2007, Leutze's masterpiece became the focus of the most ambitious conservation and reframing project in the museum's history. This book is a behind-the-scenes report on that project, prefaced by an account of the history of the painting's acquisition and display at the museum.
Category: Art

Grand Themes

Author : Jochen Wierich
ISBN : 9780271050324
Genre : Art
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"Explores history painting in the United States during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, as exemplified by Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851). Includes the work of artists such as Daniel Huntington, Lilly Martin Spencer, and Eastman Johnson"--Provided by publisher.
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When Washington Crossed The Delaware

Author : Lynne V. Cheney
ISBN : 1415569738
Genre : Trenton, Battle of, Trenton, N.J., 1776
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"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America."--Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
Category: Trenton, Battle of, Trenton, N.J., 1776

Washington Crossing The Delaware Enhanced Ebook

Author : Mary Tucker
ISBN : 9781429112307
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This exciting new series is designed not only to bring history to life for your students, these activities actually bring history into your classroom! Washington Crossing the Delaware - it's one of the most famous paintings of the Revolutionary War. But is it accurate? Do your students understand what was happening in the picture? Do they have any inkling of the pain and effort and courage involved in that event? Through a variety of creative activities in this book, students will discover the truths behind the picture - not only what happened that night, but what led up to it and what happened as a result of it. Poetry, discussion, role play, games and other activities will bring the Revolutionary War into your classroom! Students will learn that war causes pain and hardship for everyone, even those at home. They'll put themselves in the place of the soldier - hungry, cold, lonely, underpaid and afraid.
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Washington S Crossing The Delaware And The Winter At Valley Forge Through Primary Sources

Author : John Micklos, Jr.
ISBN : 9781464611032
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the winter of 1776, the Americans looked defeated, but General George Washington did not give up. His troops made a daring move, crossing the Delaware River and winning two battles. The next winter, Washington's soldiers were cold and starving at Valley Forge. How could poorly-equipped and untrained men crush the mighty British? Readers follow author John Micklos, Jr., as he explores two wild winters with Washington.
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General Washington Crosses The Delaware

Author : Elaine Landau
ISBN : 9780766063150
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What would you do if you were George Washington and the British Army had forced you to retreat into Pennsylvania? American colonists desperately needed a victory in their fight for independence. In the middle of a fierce winter storm, Washington daringly crossed the Delaware River to attack the British Army. Author Elaine Landau lets readers step into Washington's place along with his officers, and his enemies during that fateful winter during the Revolutionary War.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Portrait Of Patriotism

Author : Ann Hawkes Hutton
ISBN : NYPL:33433066240163
Genre : Trenton, Battle of, Trenton, N.J., 1776
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Washington Crossing Historic Park

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 0811728854
Genre : History
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A concise look at the American Revolution in 1776, the year George Washington and his army experienced numerous defeats, forcing them to retreat from New Jersey to Pennsylvania by December. The demoralised troops lacked food and clothing, and Washington realised a victory was needed to keep the revolution alive. On the morning of December 26, he led his troops across the icy Delaware River, from the site of the historic park, and attacked the unsuspecting Hessians at Trenton. The victory aroused a new spirit in the army and changed the course of the war.
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Crossing The Delaware

Author : Louise Peacock
ISBN : 9781416958901
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Examines the events leading up to the Battle of Trenton, the battle itself, and its aftermath, as told through historical excerpts, a tour of Washington's crossing, and a series of fictionalized letters.
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Washington Crossing The Delaware

Author : Carlton Henry Fisk
ISBN : 1318964237
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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