The Drillmaster Of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

Paperback | February 2, 2010

byPaul Lockhart

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“A terrific biography….The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals<_o3a_p>

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The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley Forge is the first biography in half a century of the immigrant Prussian soldier who molded George Washington’s ragged, demoralized troops into the fighting force that eventually triumphed in America’s War of Independence. Praised by renowned historian Thomas Fleming as “an important book for anyone interested in the American Revolution,” The Drillmaster of Valley Forge rights a historical wrong by finally giving a forgotten hero his well-deserved due.<_o3a_p>

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“A terrific biography….The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley For...

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A failure in midlife, the Baron de Steuben uprooted himself from his native Europe to seek one last chance at glory and fame in the New World. Steeped in the traditions of the Prussian army of Frederick the Great—the most ruthlessly effective in Europe—he taught the demoralized soldiers of the Continental Army how to fight like Europea...

Paul Lockhart is a professor of history at Wright State University, where he teaches European and military history. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061451649

ISBN - 13:9780061451645

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“Lockhart writes a lively, incisive biography that exposes the inner workings of the Baron’s mind and highlights the critical role that he played in winning the Revolutionary War.”