George Washington: The Crossing

George Washington: The Crossing

by Jack E. Levin, Mark R. Levin


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The #1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton, with a foreword by his son, #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin.

With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small wooden boats across the ice-encased Delaware River.

While one iconic nineteenth-century painting made the crossing a familiar image, the significance of the against-all-odds victory put into motion on Christmas night, 1776, cannot be told enough. Jack Levin brings to light several vital perspectives, and draws his text from General Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress to describe the amazing account of the unlikely defeat of the Hessian army at Trenton.

As a father, Jack Levin inspired his sons—including Mark Levin, and Douglas, and Robert—with his love for America. Around the family table, he would share the facts and events of the nation’s founding, spark lively debates, and pass along his extensive knowledge and his deep and abiding patriotism. Featuring Revolution-era artwork, portraiture, and maps, George Washington: The Crossing imparts the same vivid, intimate telling, that of a father to his sons—the kind of history lesson that lives in the heart forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476731933
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 273,742
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jack E. Levin (1925–2018) was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Malice Toward None; George Washington: The Crossing; Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated; Proverbs for Young People; and Our Police. He was an author, artist, and small businessman, and was married to his wife, Norma, for sixty years.

Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, and the host of the FOX News show Life, Liberty, & Levin, is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers: Liberty and Tyranny, Plunder and Deceit, Rediscovering Americanism, Ameritopia, The Liberty Amendments, and Unfreedom of the Press. Liberty and Tyranny spent three months at #1 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times bestsellers. Levin is an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University and a JD from Temple University Law School.

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George Washington: The Crossing

  • After the Battle of Trenton, members of the Continental Congress, interested in how his troops responded to offensive action after a year of defeat and retreat from the enemy, wrote Washington asking how his troops performed during the battle. General Washington’s letter written in response to the president of the Continental Congress, John Hancock, on December 27, 1776, is printed in this book in RED lettering. These are Washington’s own words, enhanced with contemporary drawings of the time, telling his story of the Battle of Trenton.

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    George Washington: The Crossing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
    Cabo More than 1 year ago
    This book is inspiring and historically accurate.  It reminds  us of a time when men endured hardships to keep our country soverign. Today we still have brave men and women sacrificing so that we may remain free.
    Saint-GermainBS More than 1 year ago
    Being an avid history buff, I found this to be an interesting and easy to read narrative of Washington's attack on Trenton that cold Christmas night of 1776 and the "ragged ragamuffins" of the Continental Army who pulled it off. The narrative style made me feel as though I were physically present watching the whole proceedings from an aerial viewpoint. I recommend this to anyone interested in the history of our American Revolution.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Jack Levin is a true patriot as is Mark whom we all know and love! 'The Crossing' nails the events of this time right on the head. It is a short book, but with awesome details and pics depicting the time period. Jack puts the reader there at the scene.
    ChuckLaBee More than 1 year ago
    A great little book. You can read it in a day or two. Uplifting story of a desperately needed turn-around at a time when all appeared lost for the American Revolution. Pray that we can do it again.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Important and interesting and concise.
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