Remember Valley Forge tells the ultimate survival story. Travel the trail of defeat that leads Washington's ragtag army to seek winter refuge at Valley Forge. Read from a teenage soldier's diary and a doctor's gruesome accounts of disease, hunger, and cold. Learn of plots against Washington and spies who aid the enemy. Discover why farmers sell the British food as the Continental Army starves and a powerless Congress looks on. Learn the true story behind the amazing achievements of the "winter soldiers."
A timeline, archival images, maps, Web sites, source list, and index make this an excellent research tool for students.
Thomas B. Allen is the author of many books on subjects ranging from military history to espionage to sharks. He has written several acclaimed titles for National Geographic, including Remember Pearl Harbor, George Washington Spymaster, and Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is a founding member of the Writers' Center.