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Valley Forge

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Author: William Herbert Burk
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Size: 59.36 MB
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Category : Valley Forge (Pa.)
Languages : en
Pages : 175
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Valley Forge

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Author: John W. Jackson
Publisher:
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Size: 30.90 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 331
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Valley Forge

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Author: Maxwell Anderson
Publisher:
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Size: 80.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : United States
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Valley Forge

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Author: Donald Barr Chidsey
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Size: 25.99 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Valley Forge (Pa.)
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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Book Description: Dramatized narrative account.


Valley Forge During World War Ii

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Author: John Robbins Hart
Publisher:
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Size: 11.53 MB
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Category : Valley Forge (Pa.)
Languages : en
Pages : 40
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Valley Forge

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Author: Lorett Treese
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271041735
Size: 52.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
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Book Description: More than four million people a year visit Valley Forge, one of America's most celebrated historic sites. Here, amid the rolling hills of southeastern Pennsylvania, visitors can pass through the house which served as Washington's Headquarters during the famous winter encampment of 1777–1778. Others picnic and jog in the huge park, complete with monuments, recreated log huts, and modern visitor center, all built to pay tribute to the Valley Forge story. In this lively book, Lorett Treese shows how Valley Forge evolved into the tourist mecca that it is today. In the process, she uses Valley Forge as a means for understanding how Americans view their own past. Treese explores the origins of popular images associated with Valley Forge, such as George Washington kneeling in the snow to seek divine assistance. She places Valley Forge in the context of the historic preservation movement as the site became Pennsylvania's first state park in 1893. She studies its "Era of Monuments" and the movement to "restore" Valley Forge in the spirit of Rockefeller's enormously popular colonial Williamsburg. Treese describes a Valley Forge fraught with controversy over the appropriate appearance and use of a place so revered. One such controversy, the "hot dog war," a brief but intense battle over concession stands, was spawned by Americans' changing perceptions of how a national park was to be used. The volatile Vietnam era prompted the state park commission to establish its "Subcommittee on Sex, Hippies, and Whiskey Swillers" to investigate park regulation infractions. Even today, people differ over exactly what happened at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777–1778. The modern visitor sees the remains of over a century of commemoration, competition, and contention. The result, Treese shows, is a historic site that may reveal more about succeeding history than about Washington's army. This book will give its readers a new way to look at Valley Forge—and all historic sites.


The Drillmaster Of Valley Forge

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Author: Paul Lockhart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061982538
Size: 52.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 352
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Book Description: “A terrific biography….The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley Forge is the first biography in half a century of the immigrant Prussian soldier who molded George Washington’s ragged, demoralized troops into the fighting force that eventually triumphed in America’s War of Independence. Praised by renowned historian Thomas Fleming as “an important book for anyone interested in the American Revolution,” The Drillmaster of Valley Forge rights a historical wrong by finally giving a forgotten hero his well-deserved due.