2004 National Book Award Finalist: Nonfiction

David Hackett Fischer

Washington's Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer David Hackett Fischer

Washington's Crossing

About the Book

A riveting analysis of the pivotal moment in history when George Washington crossed the Delaware and not only saved the American Revolution, but gave it new meaning.

About the Author

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted books on history, including Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement, The Great Wave: Price Movements in Modern History, Paul Revere's Ride, and Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. He is co-editor, with James M. McPherson, of the Pivotal Moments in American History series published by Oxford University press. A graduate of Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities, he divides his time between homes in Massachusetts and Maine.