Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America’s Freedom
Jockey Hollow is a wilderness reserve near Morristown, New Jersey, where General George Washington’s Revolutionary Army camped during the winters of 1779 – 82. At Jockey Hollow the freezing, starving, scarcely-paid troops are plagued by desertions, treason, and mutiny. How will they keep their country’s dream alive? This book looks at Jockey Hollow, its impact on the soldiers, and its impact on the outcome of the American Revolution.
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I thoroughly enjoyed it. . . . A fine treatment of a topic not easily condensed for readers, let alone middle-grade readers.
– Jude M. Pfister, D. Litt., Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Historical Park
Lost Stories of the Great War
The collected stories in Lost Stories of the Great War include Native Americans inventing codes to stump enemy wiretappers, African-American National Guardsmen fighting in the French Army alongside French troops, a little bird rescuing hundreds of infantrymen, and more.
This selection of true stories from the Great War is enhanced and enlivened with combat artists’ battlefield sketches, one-hundred-year-old historic photos, and quotes from those who were there.
- Click here to read a page from Jockey Hollow.
- To check out Rosalie’s article about George Washington’s love of farming as published in Cricket Magazine’s April 2013 issue, click here: pdf. For a copy of the complete April 2013 issue of Cricket click here.
- Enjoy a twenty-five minute video, Morristown, Where America Survived, filmed almost entirely in the Jockey Hollow area click here.
- What readers are saying about Jockey Hollow and Lost Stories:
“Makes history come alive.
“Well organized, well-paced and brimful of color illustrations.”
“The writing is interesting, well researched and lucid.”
- Click here to view a page from Lost Stories of the Great War.