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Valley Forge - George Washington and the Crucible of Victory-logo

Valley Forge - George Washington and the Crucible of Victory

Newt Gingrich

In To Try Men's Souls, New York Times bestselling authors 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. Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It's the winter of 1777, and Washington's battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. Disease festers. 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 Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, 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-and in the process he changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America.

In To Try Men's Souls, New York Times bestselling authors 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. Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It's the winter of 1777, and Washington's battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. Disease festers. 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 Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, 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-and in the process he changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America.
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In To Try Men's Souls, New York Times bestselling authors 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. Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington's triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It's the winter of 1777, and Washington's battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. Disease festers. 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 Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, 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-and in the process he changing the course of history. Valley Forge is a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William R. Forstchen, Albert S. Hanser, William Dufris, Callista Gingrich

Length:

19h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:59


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:05


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:25


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:25


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:09


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:06


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:44


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:07


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:41


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:46


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:48


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:28


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:52


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:43


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:48


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:40


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:45


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:07


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:51


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:28


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:50


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:58


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:17


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:41


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:31


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:47


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:52


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:42


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:41


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:40


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:41


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:58


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:39


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:54


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:47


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:08


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:38


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:40


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:22


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:27


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:19


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:41


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:00


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:43


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:40


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:49


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:24


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:46


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:01


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:57


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:13


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:04


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:15


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:48


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:59


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:19


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

00:32