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Washington’s Crossing

Joseph Ellis reviews Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer. Although he quibbles over some details, he gives it full praise and notes that it is a perfect book upon which a a great film about the War of Independence can be made, "for in a confined chronological space we have the makings of both ’Patton’ and ’Saving Private Ryan,’ starring none other than George Washington. Fischer has provided the script. And it’s all true."

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I finished the books weeks ago and can attest that it was a riveting account of the battles of Trenton & Princeton, which helped to ensure the survival of the Continental Army and the creation of the Republic. I can’t wait to read his, "Paul Revere’s Ride!"

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