The Road to Assunpink Creek

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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.62 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author

David Price is a historical interpreter at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania and the author of Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America's War for Independence (Knox Press, 2016). Under the auspices of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, he conducts guided interpretive tours at this Registered National Historic Landmark and site of the Continental Army's crossing of the Delaware River in 1776, focusing on the "Ten Crucial Days" of the American Revolution and other historical aspects of the park. David is also an authorized tour guide at Princeton Battlefield State Park in New Jersey. He holds degrees in political science from Drew University and Rutgers University--New Brunswick, and was a nonpartisan research analyst with the Office of Legislative Services of the New Jersey Legislature for 31 years. (His office in the State House Annex was barely more than a long stone's throw from the Assunpink Creek.) He is a member of various national and regional organizations relating to the American Revolution. David lives in Lawrence Township, NJ (known as Maidenhead at the time of the Revolution).


"David Price has given us a clear, succinct, and gripping account of one of the pivotal moments of the Revolutionary War. This is an excellent portrayal of the battle and a reminder that there was much more to Washington's crossing of the Delaware than is usually remembered." - Jack Kelly, author ofBand of Giants andThe Edge of Anarchy

"Drawing on the interpretations of noted historians of the 'Ten Crucial Days' that saved the American Revolution when its defeat seemed imminent, David Price tells the exciting story of those critical hours emphasizing the little-known, often neglected, but really very important battle at Trenton on January 2, 1777 that was a prelude to the Battle of Princeton the next day." - William L. Kidder, author of Ten Crucial Days: Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds

"Assembling the best scholarship on what has been called the 'Ten Crucial Days, ' David Price has rightfully elevated the crucial importance of one of the least remembered battles of the Revolution--Assunpink Creek. The Road to Assunpink Creekis a finely crafted argument and illuminating book that shines light on many forgotten aspects of the battle, including the key role played by Edward Hand's Pennsylvania riflemen. Price's book is must reading for anyone interested in the Revolution." - Patrick K. O'Donnell, bestselling author ofWashington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution

"The Battle of Assunpink Creek, or Second Trenton, bracketed by the more storied First Trenton and Princeton engagements, is typically under-chronicled by historians and unknown to laymen. David Price's The Road to Assunpink Creekraises this overlooked but critical action to the status it rightfully deserves. Utilizing original sources and accounts by participants, Price deftly leads the reader through the latter part of the 'Ten Crucial Days, ' offering a detailed explanation of both the battle and its ultimate importance. I certainly recommend this to all." - Bill Welsch, President, American Revolution Round Table of Richmond and Co-founder of the Congress of ARRTs

"David Price's concise analysis of a little-known yet significant Revolutionary War battle is both enlightening and entertaining."- Glenn F. Williams, Ph.D., author ofDunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era andYear of the Hangman: George Washington's Campaign Against the Iroquois