Valley Forge

Valley Forge Review

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 Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty miles northwest of Philadelphia. They were poorly fed, ill-equipped, coming off a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the British, and faced a harsh winter ahead. Their general, a focused and forceful man named George Washington, was at the lowest point in his career. The Continental Congress was in exile, its treasury depleted. When the rebels arrived at Valley Forge, it looked like they would be on the losing side of history.

As days passed, however, Washington realized that the British would not attack, and he embarked on a mission to reshape his army from the top-down. Aided by his close advisors Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, Henry Knox, and William Howe, his wife Martha, and new friends and allies, Washington transformed the troops from a rag-tag band of volunteers to a fighting force that was ready to take on the British. In six months, he turned the tide of the Revolution and changed the future of the United States forever.

Valley Forge is a riveting, true American underdog story, with a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that perfectly capture the innovation, energy, and birth of our nation. In this breathtaking account of this seminal moment in the battle for independence, New York Times bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin uncover new and rarely seen documents and research to finally give it the credit it deserves.

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  • Faith

    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, di...

  • David Eppenstein

    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 someth...

  • Jimmy Reagan

    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 Wa...

  • Ron

    “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 h...

  • David Dunlap

    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 b...

  • Barbara

    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 Conti...

  • Tom Gase

    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. C...

  • Amy

    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. ...

  • Coleen

    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 ...

  • Sarah

    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 partic...