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The story of Valley Forge

by R. Conrad Stein

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Published by Childrens Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Valley Forge (Pa.),
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park (Pa.)
    • Subjects:
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Headquarters -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge -- Juvenile literature,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns -- Juvenile literature,
    • Valley Forge (Pa.) -- History -- Juvenile literature,
    • Valley Forge National Historical Park (Pa.) -- Juvenile literature,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns,
    • Valley Forge (Pa.)

    • About the Edition

      Describes the encampment of the Revolutionary Army at Valley Forge and recounts how the soldiers survived a winter of hardship to continue the war against the British.

      Edition Notes

      Statementby R. Conrad Stein ; illustrated by Ralph Canaday.
      SeriesCornerstones of freedom
      ContributionsCanaday, Ralph, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE234 .S83 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination31 p. :
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2860424M
      ISBN 100516046810
      LC Control Number84023203
      OCLC/WorldCa11443455

      Valley Forge is a name that resonates in the minds of many Americans. As the site of the encampment of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, it has come to symbolize determination and triumph. While many people know something revolutionary happened in Valley Forge, they do not understand how or why it became a place of remembrance today. Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge. Letters written by the soldiers tell the story of Valley Forge like this one from Johann de Kalb to Comte de Broglie, Valley Forge, Christmas Day which says it is very certain that half the army is almost naked, in a great measure bare-footed.”.

      The Continental Army marched in to Valley Forge on Decem For the next six months, Washington drilled his troops with the help of General von Steuben. Despite heavy casualties as a result of disease (estimates range between and men), the Army emerged from Valley Forge stronger than ever. 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.

      Arnold Friberg (Decem – July 1, ) was an American illustrator and painter noted for his religious and patriotic works. He is perhaps best known for his painting The Prayer at Valley Forge, a depiction of George Washington praying at Valley Forge. He is also well known for his 15 "pre-visualization" paintings for the Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments which were. Valley Forge’s naturally defenses made it challenging to transfer supplies there; the Schuylkill River was blocked with ice for most of the winter and the roads were so treacherous that the Continental Congress could not pay teamsters enough to carry wagons of supplies to Valley Forge.


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Valley Forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents—and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation—Drury and Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for /5().

The Story of Valley Forge is another book that does not have much detail to the pictures. All of them are done in black and red with the black chalk. I like the front cover of the book of the guy resting against the tree because it makes you wonder what he is thinking and if fighting is going on around him and he is just blocking it all out or what is going on.3/5.

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At the center of it all is George Washington as he fends off pernicious political ed on: Novem This book relates the story of the Continental Army's encampment at Valley Forge, PA, during the winter of The authors do an excellent job of setting the stage, depicting the strategies and battles that led to the decision to winter at Valley Forge, and they do not flinch from detailing the terrible conditions in the camp/5.

Book Summary. One of the most inspiring - and underappreciated - chapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army's six-month transformation in Valley Forge. December It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and s members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of.

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The story of Valley Forge Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for Pages: The story of Valley Forge is a trope in America’s sense of itself, a morality play in which beleaguered, stalwart soldiers outlast the ferocious elements in order to wrest freedom from imperial oppression.

The reality, ably told here, is far more complex—and far more interesting. Valley Forge was where a new, confident, professional American army was born. Three months of shortage and hardship were followed by three months of relative abundance that led to wonderful changes in the morale and fighting capabilities of the Continental Army.

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Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents—and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation—Drury and Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for.

VALLEY FORGE is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred. Bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin show us how this miracle was accomplished, despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation and the elements.

At the center of it all is George Washington as he fends off pernicious political conspiracies. Valley Forge is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred.

Bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin show us how this miracle was accomplished despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and the elements. Valley Forge is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred. Bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin show us how this miracle was accomplished despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and the elements.

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It is a tale. This is the true story of Valley three sources share similarities and differences. It is quire clear that Jack Rakove and Robert Middlekauff, for the most part agree on their depictions of the experience at Valley Forge.

Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight winter encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George Washington, during the American Revolutionary SeptemberCongress fled Philadelphia to escape the British capture of the city.

After failing to retake Philadelphia, Washington led man army into winter quarters at Valley Forge, located Location: Valley Forge.

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.4/5(10).

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By R. Conrad Stein. Grades. Genre. Non-Fiction. Learn how the American colonial soldiers, led by General George Washington, endured a winter of extreme hardship at Valley. In the brutal winter of the colonial army limped into Valley Forge a disorganized and low on supplies and morale.

The two things R. Conrad Stein's book focuses on are the severe conditions the troops faced and how they were transformed into a more professional fighting force.5/5(2).“Wayne K. Bodle strips the Valley Forge account of many layers of legend to craft a carefully researched, well-written, and judiciously argued interpretation that places the Valley Forge experience in political, cultural, and military context.” —Charles H.

Lippy, History: Reviews of New Books “The Valley Forge Winter is not a simple retelling of the oft-repeated story about the famous encampment of the. Valley Forge hospital hut, photo. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The story of that terrible winter has often been told. It was cold, but not quite cold enough, with abundant precipitation—sleet and freezing rain, calculated to drown roads in slush and wash out ferries and fords.

Supplies disappeared.