Washington's Farewell to His Officers: After Victory in the Revolution

Washington's Farewell to His Officers: After Victory in the RevolutionThis Is The Story Of George Washington S Emotional Parting With His Most Loyal Officers On December 4, 1783, Just Days After Final Victory In The Revolution In A Moving And Utterly Silent Occasion At Fraunces Tavern In New York City, Officer After Officer Crossed The Room To Shake Washington S Hand And Bid Their Beloved Commander Goodbye The Story Of Each Man S Exploits In The War Is Vividly Recounted In A Patchwork Of Vignettes That Capture The Triumph And Drama Of The War They Waged For Liberty Illustrated With Period Art. I absolutely loved this book I fell in love with the Revolutionary War from AMC s TURN, and it is always intriguing to read about Revolutionary heroes and villains, or even just the men and women caught in the middle of a war they never asked for I was a little surprised that the author misquoted Nathan Hale s last words, as well as ignored Robert Roger s part of Nathan Hale s capture and confession I also was surprised that the author didn t even write parts of Washington s farewell address to his troops, which had moved Benjamin Tallmadge so much that he included the entirety of it in his own memoir The book is called Washington s Farewell, but the written address was only briefly mentioned and Washington s final moments with his men was just as brief, despite the book being lead up to the final moments in the tavern until Washington would arrive and say his goodbyes Other than these small hiccups, I loved the explanations of historical events and the people who made an impact on Washington or the rebel cause I recommend this book to fans of TURN I picked up this book at The Green Dragon tavern in Carlsbad, California, which is a replica of the Green Dragon tavern that the Sons of Liberty met in secret during the early days of the Revolution The Green Dragon in Carlsbad even has some historical replicas, or originals, of books, paperwork, and other artifacts from the
I ve read a lot of books on the American Revolution, and I knew a lot of the material covered already, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book I actually tracked down a copy of it to own as it is out of print after reading a library copy because I wanted to add it to my personal library Approaching the war as a series of flashbacks in a way regarding the officers at Washington s farewell dinner before he retired from the army was an interesting way to approach the subject without seeming c

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  • Hardcover
  • 216 pages
  • Washington's Farewell to His Officers: After Victory in the Revolution
  • Stuart Murray
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 9781884592201