Washington's Crossing (Audiobook) By David Hackett Fischer, read by Nelson Runger
Unabridged edition 2004 | 18 hours and 10 mins | ISBN: 140258363X | MP3 64 kbps | 525 MB
Within six months of the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the colonial forces were all but defeated by the British. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer
recounts in this riveting history, Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. Even as the British and Germans spread their troops across New Jersey, the people of the colony began to rise against them. George Washington saw his opportunity and seized it. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined.