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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Hackett Fischer Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner elaborates on the little-known turning point in the Revolutionary War, a crucial battle at Trenton in 1776 when Washington's American forces withstood a counterattack by Cornwallis's army. An American Library Association No Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Fischer has devised a storytelling technique that combines old and new methods in a winning way…riveting.”

    New York Times

  • “Superb…History at its best, fascinating in its details, magisterial in its sweep.”

    Boston Globe

  • “An impeccably researched, brilliantly executed military history…Fischer’s perceptive discussion of the strategic, operational, and tactical factors involved is by itself worth the book’s purchase…He demonstrates mastery of the character of the American, British, and Hessian armies.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Nelson Runger’s performance is much in accord with Washington himself: controlled, authoritative, and clear.”


  • “An eminent, readable historian, Fischer here delivers an outstanding analytical narrative…Fischer’s exhaustive research, right down to the Americans’ collection of supplies, captures the utter precariousness of the Americans’ situation. A must-read for military-history fans, Fischer’s work will also draw those who want to know more about the historical reality behind a celebrated image.”


  • “This is Fischer’s strong suit: he tells stories and gives details that bring history alive…In the hands of such a thorough researcher and talented writer, this is powerful stuff.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A lively reconstruction of the Continental Army’s finest strategic hour…A superb addition to the literature of the Revolution, by one of the best chroniclers in the business.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Winner of the 2005 Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
  • A 2004 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year
  • A 2004 National Book Award Finalist
  • A 2004 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bap | 2/18/2014

    " George Washington should have lost his army at least three times in the battles of Long Island, the retreat to Manhatten and then out of New York. He was out generaled, defeated but he kept the army intact and was able to recover and cross the delaware and defeat the British and the hessians soundly. Read tis book and you will, as I did, gain new respect for George Washington. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Travis Griggs | 2/13/2014

    " Best history author ever. I look forward to more books from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Greg | 2/12/2014

    " It's interesting to read a historian who is deliberately trying to undo the Howard Zinn tradition and go back to playing stars and stripes on every page. The problem is, I've become too cynical to buy it. Also, this was more about the war in general than Washington's crossing in particular, which gets relatively few pages. Sort of like watching Blair Witch and hoping it's mostly about the witch, and it's totally not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Spenser | 2/8/2014

    " Really specific and detailed account of one of the most crucial times in the Revolutionary War. "

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