About

Who is David Price?

David is the author of four books about the American Revolution, which are available wherever books are sold (see bottom of page).  These include:

  • THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS, 1776 (Westholme Publishing, 2022); 
  • JOHN HASLET'S WORLD: An Ardent Patriot, the Delaware Blues, and the Spirit of 1776 (a Knox Press Imprint of Permuted Press, a division of Post Hill Press, 2020);
  • THE ROAD TO ASSUNPINK CREEK: Liberty's Desperate Hour and the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution (Knox Press, 2019); and
  • RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America's War for Independence (Knox Press, 2016. Forthcoming Reprint: Washington Crossing Press).

David's blog focuses on a variety of subjects relating to the Revolution.His blog posts are displayed under the Speaking of Which tab above. You can receive new posts automatically by entering your email address in the footer on any page and clicking on "Subscribe." Reader comments are listed on the Contact page here.

A historical interpreter at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania and Princeton Battlefield State Park in New Jersey, David has written for the Journal of the American Revolution and by invitation for the Princeton Battlefield Society's An American Revolution Diary, the Swan Historical Foundation newsletter, and the Washington Crossing Historic Park Annual Program Book (see below). In addition, his work is recommended on various websites relating to the Revolutionary War.

David has spoken at numerous book lecture and signing events. A list of the entities hosting his talks is included on the Events & Other News page. 

David holds degrees in political science from Drew University and Rutgers University—New Brunswick, and was a nonpartisan research analyst with the New Jersey Legislature for thirty-one years. A resident of Lawrence Township, NJ (known as Maidenhead at the time of the Revolution), he is a member of various national and local organizations relating to the Revolutionary War.


Recognition


>  Patrick K. O'Donnell—bestselling author and "one of the world's preeminent military historians” according to the U.S. Army's Military Review—has praised David's work, calling JOHN HASLET'S WORLD "the definitive treatment of this hero" and THE ROAD TO ASSUNPINK CREEK "must reading for anyone interested in the Revolution." 

>  David's work has been commended by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). He was awarded the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and certificate by the Washington Crossing Chapter of the Pennsylvania SAR "for his work promoting the historical and accurate story of the Crossing and the succeeding 10 days of the American Revolution" and more generally "for his service to perpetuate the memory of Revolutionary War Patriots through his historical research, and education." In addition, he is a recipient of the SAR Certificate of Appreciation for THE ROAD TO ASSUNPINK CREEK from the Jockey Hollow Chapter of the New Jersey SAR.

>  The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776 has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History.

>  David's books are among those recommended by the American Revolution Podcast (here and there), Princeton Battlefield SocietyTen Crucial Days.org., and HistoryAuthorTalks.com.

>  David's work has been selected by the editorial board of the online Journal of the American Revolution to be republished in the annual hardcover books produced by JAR, including his articles on: Eutaw Springs and the Ambiguity of Victory in the 2024 Annual Volume; Edward Hand's American Journey in the 2023 Annual Volume; and Thomas Knowlton's Revolution in the 2022 volume. These hardcover books include the best historical research and writing published by the journal during the prior calendar year as determined by the editors. They are available from Westholme Publishing, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

>  JOHN HASLET'S WORLD was chosen as a reading selection of the Delaware State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution book study group and is included on a list of Exciting New Books on the American Revolution compiled by Harry Schenawolf, Senior Editor of the Revolutionary War Journal.

>  David has been a "featured author" at the Princeton Public Library Local Author Day event in Princeton, NJ.


Writing and Consulting

>  David's most recent book, The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776, was published by Westholme Publishing as part of its Small Battles Series. Westholme is collaborating with a pair of distinguished scholars—Mark Edward Lender (author of Cabal!: The Plot Against General Washington) and James Kirby Martin (author of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered), series editors—to offer a fresh and important new perspective on the story of America’s early military conflicts that focuses on these engagements at their most intimate and revealing level. More information about the volumes in this series is available here.

>  David has written extensively for the Journal of the American Revolution (JAR), the leading online source of new research on the Revolution and Founding Era. His articles include:  When War Came to the Thompson-Neely Farmstead  |  Thomas Knowlton's Revolution   The Battle of Mamaroneck  |  Edward Hand's American Journey  |  The Significance of John Cadwalader  |  Perspectives on the Ten Crucial Days of the Revolution  |  Eutaw Springs and the Ambiguity of Victory  |  Hobkirk Hill: A Major Minor Battle  Ten Crucial Days, Five Crucial Factors.

>  David has written articles for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 editions of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Annual Program Book.

>  David's article A Few Thoughts About George Washington appeared in the October 2023 newsletter of The Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

>  David is a contributing author to AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION DIARY: Reliving Ten Crucial Days of 1776-77 posted on the Princeton Battlefield Society website.

>  David provided historical consulting to FOX Nation, the streaming platform of FOX News, for an episode of its series, Untold: Patriots Revealed, entitled John Glover - The Hero, focusing on Colonel John Glover, the Marblehead Regiment of Massachusetts, and the "Ten Crucial Days" of the American Revolution.

>  David was interviewed by host Jimmy Mack about the "Ten Crucial Days" of the American Revolution for "Revolution Road with The Journal of the American Revolution" on the Dave Nemo Show, featured on XM146 radio. The journal regularly provides guests for the program, which airs live on the first Friday of each month.

>  David's article Edward Hand and his Home appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of the Lawrence Historical Society newsletter Places in Time, and his article Who Said What About the "Ten Crucial Days" appeared in the Winter 2023 issue.

>  David has written articles for the Swan Historical Foundation Newsletter — Why Did They Serve? (Winter 2021) and John Haslet: Service, Sacrifice, and the Spirit of 1776 (Summer 2023).


David's books are available wherever books are sold.

— The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776 is available online through the following or other booksellers:

— David's other books can be purchased online here by selecting the desired book and a listed bookseller, or you may choose to support a historic site listed below: