George Washington: The Crossing - Jack E Levin

George Washington: The Crossing

By Jack E Levin

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 60 Ratings

Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton, with a foreword by his son, #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin.

With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small wooden boats across the ice-encased Delaware River.

While one iconic nineteenth-century painting made the crossing a familiar image, the significance of the against-all-odds victory put into motion on Christmas night, 1776, cannot be told enough. Jack Levin brings to light several vital perspectives, and draws his text from General Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress to describe the amazing account of the unlikely defeat of the Hessian army at Trenton.

As a father, Jack Levin inspired his sons—including Mark Levin, and Douglas, and Robert—with his love for America. Around the family table, he would share the facts and events of the nation’s founding, spark lively debates, and pass along his extensive knowledge and his deep and abiding patriotism. Featuring Revolution-era artwork, portraiture, and maps, George Washington: The Crossing imparts the same vivid, intimate telling, that of a father to his sons—the kind of history lesson that lives in the heart forever.

Reviews

  • Absolutely brilliant!

    5
    By Distalgia
    Although a short book, I hung on every word and I learned a LOT! A beautiful narrative and wonderful illustrations and photographs, this is a must buy for any American history student.
  • Great read

    5
    By RickyJBoone
    This is a great book for any age. It is wonderful to read history that hasn't been colored by the politics of the day. Exciting and straightforward history on every page.
  • George Washington:The Crossing

    3
    By Just asking!
    Easy read with good illustrations but felt there should be more details and length for the amount charged.
  • The Crossing

    1
    By Nathaniel Adams
    Piece of elementary-school crap, not worth $10.
  • Chris Dillon

    1
    By CD201
    Please do not fall for the same trick that I did when I read a folksy introduction and actually expected a decent and well researched book. This book could have been put together in a matter of days by an above average elementary school student. For the novice who wants only the most cursory brush of what The Battle of Trenton was all about, this book might be marginally okay. For anyone looking for more, look elsewhere. The only saving grace here are the actual words of George Washington that are embedded within the book as The Father of our country continues to astound me in his magnificence as I gain additional perspective with age.
  • History Repeats Itself

    4
    By Skellym77
    Americans need to be reminded that there can be victory plucked from the jaws of defeat. This book shows that it is possible.
  • George Washington: The Crossing

    5
    By AAllanO
    This is a wonderful book about valiant people dedicated to a cause and, against all odds, willing to risk it all in favor of that cause. Inspirational and a great read!