Valley Forge

George Washington and the Crucible of Victory

George Washington Series (Volume 2)

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Thomas Dunne Books

Download Image Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen Valley Forge

Available Formats

BookAudio BookeBook

In TO TRY MEN’S SOULS, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen cast a new light on the year 1776 and the man who would become the father of our nation, George Washington. CRUCIBLE OF VICTORY picks up the narrative a year after Washington’s triumphant surprise attack on Trenton. It’s 1777, and Washington’s battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools has been neglected or ignored by Congress.

The season is one of agony. For weeks the dwindling army lives under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British, joined by Allen van Dorn, the Loyalist brother of the dead patriot, Jonathan van Dorn, live in luxury.
In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany, Baron von Steuben. Von Steuben begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on—something it has never accomplished before.   

CRUCIBLE OF VICTORY is a novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and renewal of the American cause. Washington and his Continental army, against all odds, will be forged into a fighting force that will win a revolution.

Praise for the works of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

“Masterful storytelling.” —William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs

Creative, clever, and fascinating.” –James Carville

“Compelling narrative force and meticulous detail.” —The Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Gingrich and Forschten write with authority and with sensitivity.”—St. Louis Post Dispatch

Connect with the Author

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

Near Middle Ford of the Schuylkill River, Five Miles Southwest of Philadelphia
December 22, 1777

     A cold and blustery wind blew out of the northeast, carrying with it the promise of yet more snow. Undaunted by the wintry blast, Zebulon Miller faced the rising storm from the doorway of his spacious barn. The pitiful mooing inside was an abrupt reminder of the abandoned predawn milking. As the ominous darkness gave way to a pale dawn light, a startling revelation was now confronting him: The war was once again coming to his farm, his land, and

Read the full excerpt


Listen to an Excerpt from the Audiobook

Loading the player ...
Back

Media

Listen

Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the historical novel Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. The audiobook is narrated by William Dufris and Callista Gingrich.

Share This
Back

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

NEWT GINGRICH, front-running Republican primary candidate for the 2012 Presidential Election, former Speaker of the House, bestselling author of Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor, the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University, and an honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista, with whom he hosts and produces documentaries, including their latest, “A City Upon A Hill”.

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D., is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of more than forty books.  He resides near Asheville, North Carolina, with his daughter, Meghan.

Newt Gingrich
William R. Forstchen
Albert S. Hanser

Callista Gingrich
Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Valley Forge
George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429939782
ISBN10: 1429939788
464 pages
$9.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
November 2010
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427210753
ISBN10: 1427210756
Audio Run Time: 19:00
$49.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
November 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427210760
ISBN10: 1427210764
Audio Run Time: 19:00
$24.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
September 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312592882
ISBN10: 0312592884
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 464 pages, Includes 5 black-and-white maps throughout
$15.99
Back

From The Publisher

Thomas Dunne Books

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back