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David Hackett Fischer and "Washington's Crossing"

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Dr. David Hackett Fischer joins us to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Washington's Crossing". In Washington's Crossing, Fischer provides a narrative of George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army during the winter of 1776-1777. It was this time of year, over 230 years ago in the winter of 1776-1777 that George Washington's small army attacked across the Delaware river again and again. His "Crossing" was actually several crossings including recrossing the river after the first Battle of Trenton with 900 Hessian prisoners he had captured. Dr. Fischer will discuss the importance of The First and Second Battles of Trenton, and The Battle of Princeton and also the Winter Forage War of 1777. As you guys know, Dr. Fischer is the author of the Appleseed Project Textbook, "Paul Revere's Ride".