From David Price, Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park, comes RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.
The victories achieved by the American cause during the events from December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777 in the war for independence from Great Britain were the product of bold and imaginative leadership on the part of George Washington and his fellow generals, miscalculation by the enemy, and the fortuitous effects of weather as it related to the movement of troops and battlefield conditions. But those storied triumphs were also due to the heroic feats of people less well known to history who remain the “unsung heroes” behind our nation’s struggle for independence during its darkest days.
Written in a concise narrative style, this is storytelling at its best. In Rescuing the Revolution, David Price presents nine biographical vignettes, painting a vivid portrait of these winter patriots of the Ten Crucial Days.
About the Author: David Price is a historical interpreter for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and leads guided tours focusing on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution and other historical aspects of Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, the Museum of the American Revolution, the Old Barracks Association, and the Princeton Battlefield Society. David is a magna cum laude graduate of Drew University and holds an M.A. in political science from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, where he was an Eagleton Fellow. He worked as a nonpartisan research analyst in the Office of Legislative Services of the New Jersey State Legislature for 31 years. He lives in Lawrence Township, NJ.