After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington’s army.
The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington crossing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutze’s painting, Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the night. While Washington prepares his weary troops for the attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia, overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis. And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own doorstep. In the heat of battle, he must decide between staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has joined up with the British.
Through the thoughts and private fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illuminate the darkest days of the Revolution. With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, To Try Men’s Souls is a novel that provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.
This Revolutionary War novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.,
NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate, is the bestselling author of more than 25 books. He is the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University.
WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the author of the New York Times bestselling John Matherson series (One Second After, One Year After, The Final Day) and the award-winning novel We Look Like Men of War, among numerous other books.
Together, GINGRICH and FORSTCHEN have written the acclaimed alternate history Gettysburg trilogy; the George Washington trilogy; and the alternate history Pacific War series.
“This fictionalized account of the crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War goes way beyond the textbook versions. William Dufris, as the main narrator, traces the journeys of three very different men—George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathon Van Dorn—portraying the distinct manner of each character.” —AudioFile
“Narrators William Dufris, Callista Gingrich, and Eric Conger are excellent in their conveying of emotion and accents, making us privy to these characters’ thoughts and fears, their courage and determination.” —Library Journal
To Try Men’s Souls was published on October 20, 2009.The To Try Men’s Souls Audiobook is 2038 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
To Try Men’s Souls includes the following subjects: Historical / Colonial America & Revolution. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Biographical.
The author of To Try Men’s Souls is Newt Gingrich.
The narrator for the To Try Men’s Souls Audiobook is William Dufris.