Explore America's Struggle for Independence
Gain a new perspective on the American Revolution as author and historical interpreter David Price connects you with a wide range of events, personalities, and historic sites that relate to this saga—some famous and some obscure. His engaging style brings history to life as he leads you through a pivotal epoch in our nation's storied past. David's books are listed below.
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THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS, 1776
Perhaps the most significant attribute of the Battle of Harlem Heights is that it provided a harbinger of what was to come for the army that embodied the Revolutionary cause—the development of a fighting force in which soldiers from different regions would learn how to do battle and gain a greater sense of national identity. No matter how many times U.S. Army troops have recorded a battlefield success in the course of our national journey—whether on American soil, in a European wood, across a Middle Eastern desert, or on a Pacific island—one thing about that history remains indisputable. They did it first at Harlem Heights.
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JOHN HASLET'S WORLD
This is the story of Colonel John Haslet, an Irish immigrant to the American colonies who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for his adopted country at a pivotal moment in our war for independence against Great Britain. It is also a chronicle of the inspirational leadership and service of the Delaware Regiment, known as the “Delaware Blues,” which Haslet formed and guided—perhaps the finest fighting force in George Washington’s army in 1776—told as part of a more wide-ranging narrative about the campaign of Washington’s Continental army in that critical year.
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THE ROAD TO ASSUNPINK CREEK
The reader is offered a new perspective on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution—the period from December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777—in which George Washington’s army won its first three significant victories. This work presents a unique interpretation of a critical period in American history by emphasizing the importance of the Battle of Assunpink Creek on January 2, 1777 (often referred to as the Second Battle of Trenton). This encounter has generally received less attention from historians than the other two engagements fought during this brief span of time; however, it was arguably the most pivotal event of the "Ten Crucial Days" and perhaps of the entire Revolutionary struggle.
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RESCUING THE REVOLUTION
The victories achieved by the American cause 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.