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The David Hackett Fischer Set

Consisting of Liberty and Freedom and Washington"s Crossing

by David Hackett Fischer

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History, American | Cultural

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages1440
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10134992M
    ISBN 100195308603
    ISBN 109780195308600
    OCLC/WorldCa524461951

    For reasons beyond my comprehension, there has never been a great film about the War of Independence. Postmodernists studied it with a skeptical eye and asked, "Is this the way that American history happened? The artist was a German American immigrant of strong liberal democratic principles, who returned to his native land and strongly supported the Revolutions of Champlain was also a brilliant navigator.

    Jaffe declared, "There's no way Washington could have stood up for the journey without losing his footing and being tossed into the freezing water. There it remained untilwhen romantic history paintings passed out of fashion among sophisticated New Yorkers. They improvised a new way of war that grew into an American tradition. Attacking Trenton, which was guarded by a force of Hessians, he managed to win control of the town before retreating back across the river. While American morale climbed, many on the British side began to question whether the war against the colonials was even winnable. The reality, however, was far different during the early days of the war.

    The more modern military history, pioneered by John Keegan in ''The Face of Battle,'' and before him by Tolstoy in ''War and Peace,'' aims at recovering the fog of war, the chaos and confusion on the ground experienced by ordinary soldiers in battle. More, I am pleased to say, survived, much the stronger for it. Even where they have acquired the status of a tradition they are not necessarily very old. An aristocrat with an American-born wife--Fischer speculates that she may have passed along military secrets to her countrymen--Gage wavered between civility and coercion in dealing with the unruly colonials.


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In New York more than fifty thousand people came to see it, among them the future novelist Henry James, who was then a child of eight.

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