Synopses & Reviews
After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washingtons army. The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington cross - ing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutzes painting, Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the night. While Washington prepares his weary troops for the attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia, overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis
. And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own doorstep. In the heat of battle, he must decide between staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has joined up with the British. Through the thoughts and private fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illu minate the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.
"This fictionalized account of the crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War goes way beyond the textbook versions. William Dufris, as the main narrator, traces the journeys of three very different men—George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathon Van Dorn—portraying the distinct manner of each character." - AudioFile "Narrators William Dufris, Callista Gingrich, and Eric Conger are excellent in their conveying of emotion and accents, making us privy to these characters' thoughts and fears, their courage and determination." - Library Journal
This Revolutionary War novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.
About the Author
NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House, is the author of several bestselling books, including Pearl Harbor and Gettysburg. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals. WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, PH.D., is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College and is the author of more than 40 books. Callista Gingrich is the wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and the president of Gingrich Productions, a performance and production company focusing on audio, video, and photographic production. She has narrated several audiobooks, including To Try Men's Souls and Valley Forge for Macmillan Audio. She lives with her husband in McLean, Virginia.