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To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom
By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen with Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor. ISBN 978-0-312-59106-9. Softcover with 345 pages. Copyright 2009.
After two best selling series examining the Civil War and World War II, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eyes for detail on the Revolutionary War. The story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington’s army.
Through the thoughts and private fears of these men, Gingrich and Forstchen illuminate the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.