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, scheduled for release in November 2022 — see "Writing and Consulting" below); 
  • JOHN HASLET'S WORLD: An Ardent Patriot, the Delaware Blues, and the Spirit of 1776 (a Knox Press Imprint of Permuted 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).

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. These include presentations hosted by: multiple chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey; the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum; the New Jersey State Library; the Old Barracks Museum; the Friends of Washington Crossing Park; the Nassau Club and the Present Day Club in Princeton, NJ; the Princeton Public Library; the Trenton Free Public Library; the North Jersey American Revolution Round Table; the American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey; the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware; Historic Rock Ford, the home of Revolutionary War hero Edward Hand; the Historic Morrisville Society; and the Lawrence Historical Society.

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, including the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, the Museum of the American Revolution, Crossroads of the American Revolution, the Old Barracks Association, the Princeton Battlefield Society, the American Battlefield Trust, and the American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey.


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." 

>  JOHN HASLET'S WORLD 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 was awarded a National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Certificate of Appreciation for THE ROAD TO ASSUNPINK CREEK.

>  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 article on Thomas Knowlton's Revolution was selected by the editors of the Journal of the American Revolution to be republished in the 2022 JAR Annual Volume (the eighth consecutive uniform volume of selected articles from the previous calendar year). This hardcover book includes the best historical research and writing published by the journal during the prior calendar year as determined by the editors. It is 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.

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


Writing and Consulting

>  David's next book, The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776, is under contract with Westholme Publishing as part of its Small Battles Series (publication is anticipated in November 2022). Westholme is collaborating with a pair of distinguished scholars—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's work has appeared in 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 FarmsteadThomas Knowlton's RevolutionThe Battle of Mamaroneck, and Edward Hand's American Journey.

>  David has written articles for the Winter 2021 Swan Historical Foundation Newsletter and the 2021-2022 Washington Crossing Historic Park Annual Program Book about what motivated Continental soldiers and militia to serve in the American Revolution.

>  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 has 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's article on Edward Hand and his Home appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of the Lawrence Historical Society newsletter, Places in Time.

>  David has reviewed a number of books for Crossing Currents, the newsletter of The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, including works by Nick Bunker, Ron Chernow, Caroline Cox, John Ferling, Larry Kidder, and others at https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/news/.


David's books are available wherever books are sold.

— The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776 can be purchased online through Westholme Publishing, or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Fort Plain Museum Bookstore, or other booksellers.

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