George Washington

George Washington

The Crossing

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Baker & Taylor
A succinct history of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton recounts key events and provides complementary historic paintings, illustrations, and maps.

& Taylor

"A sumptuously designed, succinct history of the first American President's forge of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton recounts key events in dramatic detail and provides complementary historic paintings, illustrations and period maps. 100,000 first printing."

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2013
ISBN: 9781476731933
Branch Call Number: 973.332 L578g
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957-
Alternative Title: Crossing


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Jul 26, 2015

short easy to read. the picture of the Delaware river in winter brought home forcefully how much these people had to overcome more than just words could do. the drawings were also great

Nov 01, 2013

I appreciate the amazing determination of our first patriots so much more, even though I though I knew the story of "The Crossing."
God was certainly with them!


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Mee2 Aug 13, 2014

"The Soaring Inspiration of Jack E. and Mark Levin" by Judi McLeod for "Canada Free Press" (


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