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Suggested Reading

Birthplace of an Army
by John Trussell
formerly PA Historical Museum Commission

Epic on the Schuylkill
by John Trussell
PennsylvaniaHistorical Museum Commission (PHMC)
ISBN: 0911124810


Great and Capital Change

by Barbara Pollarine
Thomas Publications
ISBN: 0939631547


Valley Forge
Winter
by Wayne Bodle
PennState UniversityPress
ISBN: 0271025263


Washington's Secret War

by Thomas Fleming
HarperCollins (Smithsonian Books)
ISBN: 0060872934 (paperback) 0060829621 (hardback)


Valley Forge: Making a Remaking a National Symbol

by Lorett Treese
PennState UniversityPress
ISBN: 0271014032


Valley Forge
(kid's book)
by Richard Ammon
HolidayHouse
ISBN: 0823420167


The Winter at Valley Forge
(kid's book)
by James E. Knight
Troll
ISBN: 0816749752


Valley Forge: Cornerstones of Freedom
(kid's book)
by R. Conrad Stein
Children's Press
ISBN: 0516265105


A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier

by Joseph Plumb Martin & Thomas Fleming
Penguin
ISBN: 0451528115


Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier: The Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin

by Joseph Plumb Martin
Dover
ISBN: 0486451461


Yankee Doodle Boy: A Young Soldiers Adventures in the Revolutionary War
(kid's book)
by Joseph Plumb Martin
HolidayHouse
ISBN: 082341180X


Washington: The Indispensable Man

by Thomas Flexner
unknown publisher


A History of the American Revolution

by John Alden
Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306803666


The American Revolution

by Bruce Lancaster
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0618127399


The American Revolution

by Gordon Wood
Random House
ISBN: 0753818078 (paperback) 1842126806 (hardcover)


The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789

by Robert Middlekauff
OxfordUniversityPress
ISBN: 019531588X (paperback)


The War of American Independence

by Don Higginbotham
Northeastern
ISBN: 0930350448


The War for America

By Piers Mackesy
Universityof NebraskaPress
ISBN: 0803281927


The Philadelphia Campaign: Volumes 1 & 2

by Thomas McGuire
Stackpole Books
ISBN's: 0811701786 & 0811702065


Campaign to Valley Forge

by John F. Reed
Pioneer Press
ISBN: 0913150428


The Road to Valley Forge

by John Buchanan
Wiley
ISBN: 0471441562


1777: The Year of the Hangman

by John Pancake
Universityof AlabamaPress
ISBN: 0817306870


The Surprise of Germantown

By Thomas McGuire
Thomas Publications
ISBN: 0939631776


Philadelphia 1777

by Justin Clement
Osprey
ISBN: 1846030331


Monmouth 1778

by Brendan Morrissey
Osprey
ISBN: 1841767727


Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution

by John Milsop
Osprey
ISBN: 1841765864


General Washington's Army (1) 1775-78

by Marko Zlatich
Osprey
ISBN: 1855323842


General Washington's Army (2) 1779-1783

by Marko Zlatich
Osprey
ISBN: 185532590X


American War of Independence Commanders

by Rene Chartrand
Osprey
ISBN: 1841765686


The Battle of Monmouth

by William Stryker
Longstreet House
ISBN: 0944413609


Washington's Indispensable Men

by Arthur Lefkowitz
Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811716465


Baron von Steuben's Revolutionary War Drill Manual

By Frederick William Baron von Steuben
Dover
ISBN: 0486249344


George Washington and the American Military Tradition

by Don Higginbotham
Universityof Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324000


A Revolutionary People at War

by Charles Royster
Universityof North CarolinaPress
ISBN: 0807846066


A Proper Sense of Honor

by Caroline Cox
Universityof North CarolinaPress
ISBN: 0807858617 (paperback) 080782884X (hardcover)


George Washington's Generals and their Opponents

by George Athan Billias
Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030680560X


Revolutionary Soldier: 1775-1783

by C. Keith Wilbur
Globe Pequot
ISBN: 1564401669


Revolutionary Medicine

by C. Keith Wilbur
Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0762701390


Belonging to the Army

by Holly Mayer
Universityof South CarolinaPress
ISBN: 1570033390


Women of the Republic

by Linda Kerber
Universityof North CarolinaPress
ISBN: 0807846325


The Negro in the American Revolution

by Benjamin Quarles
Universityof North CarolinaPress
ISBN: 0807846031


Race and Revolution

by Gary Nash
Rowman
ISBN: 0945612214


Come all You Brave Soldiers

by Clinton Cox
Scholastic
ISBN: 0590475770 (paperback) 0590475762 (hardcover)


Forgotton Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution

by Joseph T. Glattaar
von Holtzbrinck
ISBN: 0809046008


Don Troiani's Soldiers of the American Revolution

by Don Troiani & James L. Kochan
Stackpole
ISBN: 0811733238


His Excellency

by Joseph Ellis
Random House
ISBN: 1400032539 (paperback) 0571212123 (hardcover)


Lafayette

by Harlow Giles Unger
Wiley
ISBN: 0471468851 (paperback) 0471394327 (hardcover)


Washington's General: Nathanael Greene

by Terry Golway
von Holtzbrinck
ISBN: 0805080058 (paperback) 0805070664 (hardcover)


Major General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line

by Charles J. Stille
Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 0548377804


Biography of Baron von Steuben

by Don Heinrich Tolzmann
Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788410660


The Life of Frederick William von Steuben

by Friedrich Kapp
Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 1428602003


Martha Washington: An American Life

by Patricia Brady
Penguin
ISBN: 0143037137 (paperback)


Sally Wister's Journal

by Sally Wister
Applewood
ISBN: 1557091145


Rebels and Redcoats

by George F. Scheer
Da Capo
ISBN: 0306803070


Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment: Volumes 1-6

edited by Joseph Lee Boyle
Heritage Books
ISBN's:0788415298, 0788418254, 0788420275, 078842288X, 0788425617, 0788442910


Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution

by George Neumann
Scurlock
ISBN: 0960566678


BattleWeapons of the American Revolution

by George Neumann
Scurlock
ISBN: 1880655128


Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow
Penguin
ISBN: 1594200092


John Laurens and the American Revolution

by Gregory D. Massey
Universityof South CarolinaPress
ISBN: 1570033307


Pox Americana

by Elizabeth Fenn
von Holtzbrinck
ISBN: 080907821X


What Can't Brave Americans Endure? The New Jersey Infantry and Valley Forge

by Joseph Lee Boyle
Clearfield
ISBN: 0806351136


Firecake and Water: The Connecticut Infantry at Valley Forge

by Joseph Lee Boyle
Clearfield
ISBN: 0806349131


Death Seem'd to Stare: The New Hampshire and Rhode Island Regiments at Valley Forge

by Joseph Lee Boyle
Clearfield
ISBN: 0806352671

Did You Know?

Visitors watch a musket firing program

Valley Forge has a dynamic array of experiences for individuals and groups with a range of free and paid programs to technology-based options. Programs are available for every age and interest level, 365 days a year.