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

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A study of Baron de Steuben traces the lesser-known contributions of the Continental Army trainer, revealing the significance of his Prussian military experience in Europe, the inspiration he found in the example of Frederick the Great, and his role in key Revolutionary War victories.

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Book Description Harper Paperbacks. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, Paul Douglas Lockhart, The image of the Baron de Steuben training Washington's ragged, demoralized troops in the snow at Valley Forge is part of the iconography of our Revolutionary heritage, but most history fans know little more about this fascinating figure. In the first book on Steuben since 1937, Paul Lockhart, an expert in European military history, finally explains the significance of Steuben's military experience in Europe. Steeped in the traditions of the Prussian army of Frederick the Great--the most ruthlessly effective in Europe--he taught the soldiers of the Continental Army how to fight like Europeans. His guiding hand shaped the army that triumphed over the British at Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorktown. And his influence did not end with the Revolution. Steuben was instrumental in creating West Point, and in writing the "Blue Book"--the first official regulations of the American army. His principles have guided the American armed forces to this day. Steuben's life is also a classic immigrant story. A failure in midlife, he uprooted himself from his native Europe to seek one last chance at glory and fame in the New World. In America he managed to reinvent himself--making his background quite a bit more glamorous than was the reality--but redeeming himself by his exceptional service and becoming, in a sense, the man he claimed to be. Bookseller Inventory # B9780061451645

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Book Description Harper Paperbacks, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Europeans. His guiding hand shaped the fighting force that triumphed over the British at Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorktown. But his influence did not end with the Revolution. Steuben was instrumental in creating West Point and in writing the first official regulations of the American army, and his principles have guided the American armed forces to this day.In The Drillmaster at Valley Forge, Paul Lockhart tells the remarkable story of an extraordinary man--bringing to flesh and blood life the hitherto little-known figure whose image has long been part of the iconography of our Revolutionary heritage. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061451645

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Book Description Harper Paperbacks, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Europeans. His guiding hand shaped the fighting force that triumphed over the British at Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorktown. But his influence did not end with the Revolution. Steuben was instrumental in creating West Point and in writing the first official regulations of the American army, and his principles have guided the American armed forces to this day.In The Drillmaster at Valley Forge, Paul Lockhart tells the remarkable story of an extraordinary man--bringing to flesh and blood life the hitherto little-known figure whose image has long been part of the iconography of our Revolutionary heritage. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061451645

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