With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.
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While Washington was crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776, a second thrust against the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey, was underway. Until the reorganization that followed World War II, the Secretary of War was the civilian directly in charge of American military forces and belonged to the federal cabinet. After the Continental Navy was allowed to lapse, the U.S. Navy was reconstituted and has defend America for over two centuries. The United States Military Academy has been established at West Point on the Hudson River to train officers for the U.S. Army for more than two centuries.