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George Washington's Unsung Heroes.

George Washington's Unsung Heroes

Marc J. Stockwell-Moniz

American Revolution Publishing

12514 Mustange Drive, Poway, CA 92064

0976094878 $15.95 1-866-858-1812

There are a great many books available for young readers on the subject of George Washington and the American Revolution. What sets Marc Stockwell-Moniz's George Washington's Unsung Heroes apart from the others is an emphasis on the ordinary people who involved themselves in carrying out the campaigns that led to the founding of the United States of America. While there are chapters about John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Alexander Hamilton, the primary focus is upon such usually overlooked figures as Salem Poor (an African-American soldier who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and was with George Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge); Phillis Wheatley (the first African-American slave to publish a book); John Peter Muhlenberg (an ordained minister who became a brigadier general in the Continental Army and later served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives); Tench Tilghman (who served as Washington's aide-de-camp and secretary for two years without salary until Washington wrote to the Congress insisting that Tilghman be given a commission and a paycheck); as well as the stories of Benjamin Tallmade (America's first "spy master"), and so many others. George Washington's Unsung Heroes is an important and recommended addition to school and community library American History and American Biography collections for young readers.
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Date:Jun 1, 2005
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