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The Drillmaster of Valley Forge (Electronic book text)
The Drillmaster of Valley Forge (Electronic book text): Paul Douglas Lockhart
The Drillmaster of Valley Forge (Electronic book text): Paul Douglas Lockhart

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Paul Douglas Lockhart

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The image of the Baron de Steuben training Washington's ragged, demoralized troops in the snow at Valley Forge is part of the iconography of our Revolutionary heritage, but most history fans know little more about this fascinating figure.

In the first book on Steuben since 1937, Paul Lockhart, an expert in European military history, finally explains the significance of Steuben's military experience in Europe. Steeped in the traditions of the Prussian army of Frederick the Great--the most ruthlessly effective in Europe--he taught the soldiers of the Continental Army how to fight like Europeans. His guiding hand shaped the army that triumphed over the British at Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorktown. And his influence did not end with the Revolution. Steuben was instrumental in creating West Point, and in writing the ""Blue Book""--the first official regulations of the American army. His principles have guided the American armed forces to this day.

Steuben's life is also a classic immigrant story. A failure in midlife, he uprooted himself from his native Europe to seek one last chance at glory and fame in the New World. In America he managed to reinvent himself--making his background quite a bit more glamorous than was the reality--but redeeming himself by his exceptional service and becoming, in a sense, the man he claimed to be.

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Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2008
Authors: Paul Douglas Lockhart
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-169939-9
Barcode: 9780061699399
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-06-169939-X

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