By Patrick K. O'Donnell
In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had officially declared independence from Britain, the revolution used to be at the verge of a unexpected and disastrous finish. normal George Washington came upon his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered on the conflict of Brooklyn, and it appeared like there has been no break out. yet due to a sequence of determined rear protect assaults through a unmarried heroic regiment, famously referred to as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was once capable of evacuate his males and the nascent Continental military lived to struggle one other day.
Today, just a modest, rusted and scarred steel signal close to a dilapidated vehicle storage marks the mass grave the place the our bodies of the “Maryland Heroes” lie—256 males “who fell within the conflict of Brooklyn.” In Washington’s Immortals, best-selling army historian Patrick okay. O’Donnell brings to lifestyles the forgotten tale of this awesome band of brothers. often called “gentlemen of honour, relatives, and fortune,” they fought not only in Brooklyn, yet in key battles together with Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, the place their heroism replaced the process the war.
Drawing on wide unique resources, from letters to diaries to pension functions, O’Donnell items jointly the tales of those courageous men—their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their palms and strategies, their struggles with antagonistic loyalists and shortages of garments and foodstuff, their improvement into an elite unit, and their dogged rivals, together with British normal Lord Cornwallis. and during the prism of this one team, O’Donnell tells the bigger tale of the innovative warfare. Washington’s Immortals is gripping and encouraging boots-on-the-ground heritage, absolute to entice a large readership.