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The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution
By Jim Murphy.ISBN: 978-0-439-69186-4. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 96 pages including timeline, notes, index and 40 black and white illustrations.
In this breathtaking account of a pivotal time in the American Revolution, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy helps us experience George Washington’s transformation from an indecisive leader to a brilliant and confident commander. The tiny Continental army was about to be crushed by the British, American soldiers were deserting in droves, and fellow officers and members of Congress were openly questioning Washington’s ability to lead.In the center of this swirling chaos stood George Washington who not only learned from his mistakes, but was able to devise and execute a stunningly bold military action that changed the course of the war.