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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Casey Wheeler

    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...

  • MH

    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 o...

  • Jim

    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 h...

  • Steve

    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 Valle...

  • Pat

    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...

  • Craig Ellis

    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 t...

  • Tara

    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 w...