Finalist for the 2017 George Washington Book Prize.
"Fatal Sunday": George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle. By Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone. ISBN-13: 9780806157481. Copyright 2016. Softcover with 624 pages.
Historians have long considered the Battle of Monmouth one of the most complicated engagements of the American Revolution. Fought on Sunday, June 28, 1778, Monmouth was critical to the success of the Revolution and it marked a decisive turning point in the military career of George Washington. Without the victory at Monmouth Courthouse, Washington's critics might well have marshaled the political strength to replace him as the American commander-in-chief. This definitive view of the fateful battle is replete with poignant anecdotes, folkloric incidents, stories of heroism and combat brutality, behind-the-scenes action and intrigue, and characters from all walks of life.
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