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This is an excellent book for both the military historian and Revolutionary War buff. The author does an excellent job telling the untold story of the events of late 1776 through 1777, shattering popular beliefs about what happened leading up to, and immediately following the attack at Trenton. If you're interested in New Jersey history you will find this work particularly appealing, as it chronicles most of the engagements fought here during the revolution.
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The author in this book does a great job of making the individual soldiers and leaders of the time come to life. The anecdotes the author uses, mostly or all from primary sources, make the people involved in the military campaign in New Jersey seem frighteningly like people you might meet today. It's a remarkable story, made all the more so by the author's narrative style, which is easy to follow, and doesn't assume much about your background knowledge of the era. This is far, far better than the hackneyed stuff of grade school textbooks.
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