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"book valley forge" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Many many times, but if it hadn't been for von Steuben who by the way wrote the manual the us army war college, and it was in use for fifty years after valley fort if it hadn't been for the likes of on Steuben, teaching these men how to fight like professionals there never would have been that who are these guys moment. And if if you wanna roll into the end, I there's there's just a great story about the end. I don't know where we are. And no here, and I apologize. No, you're fine. As as being like, yeah. Let's roll into the end. So how did this? How had are how did this end? All right. Well, we're talking about you know, here comes the army comes to continental army marching to meet the British near mom courthouse. Town of mom courthouse in quickstep, William turn all von Steuben stewing who are these guys. But Washington had made one mistake that day he had put another general in charge of the attack. On a British and he was bringing up the relief in the rear, the other general who'd been appealed w for the last sixteen months didn't realize that the men he was leading where changed troops. He thought he was still eating the right tag for seventeen seventy six and at the first hint of British opposition. He called a retreat by the time Washington. Guests to the frontline soldiers are retreating in an orderly fashion. Thanks to our job and they're not running for their lives. But they're retreating for the first time ever among his aides among his close associates among his favorite generals. They had never seen the stoic. George, Washington explorer. He explodes on the front frontline Kohl's over the General Charles the put in charge of the attack. What is the meaning of this? You pull true what is the meaning of this get to the back? I just missed you to the back Washington takes over the lead of the attacks. But I he's gotta turn his troops. So he's riding up and down the front lines trying to halt. This orderly retreat. He's on this big white charger. It was a stifling blistering day over one hundred degrees at one point the horse just collapsed beneath him died of eat exhaustion. He takes the reins of another horse. And he's riding up and down trying to turn this retreat into an attack of his own by now, he can say across a Swail mile and a half away a sea of red as approaching ten thousand Redcoats have doffed their tax in they're attacking in a in a in a bayonet short. The British artillery were close enough that the grape shot is wizened by Washington accountable land yards from where he's sitting on his horse splattering human his horse with mud and yet. He's riding up and down. Will you fight with me? Not what you fight for me. Will you fight with me? Sword is extended his right hand. He's pointing towards the sea of red coming closer and closer. Will you fight with me and finally the soldier stopped and they turned and they answered in. In unison. And Brett if you want to know what they answered you're gonna have to read the book. Okay. I love it, Bob. This has been a great conversation where can people go to learn more about the book? You know, I've a website my co author Tom Clayton hasn't website. But it just can never go wrong. If you went to Amazon dot com and typed in Bob Drewery page. It would probably give you everything you need fantastic. Bob dreary. Always a pleasure. Thanks for coming on. Brett. Thank you. I always have fun when I talk with you might guess Bob jury. He's the co author of the book Valley Forge on Amazon dot com and bookstores everywhere you can find out more about his work at our f x Drewery dot com. Or you can check out our show notes at AOL dot IS slash valley. Forge refined links to resources ring delve deeper into this topic..
"book valley forge" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"On US orders as well as flexible payment options right now if you purchase two wedding rings. So if you're thinking about getting married if you purchase two wedding rings from brilliant earth. You'll include complementary pair of diamond earrings in your order this offer only lasts until the end of the year. So head to brilliant earth dot com slash manliness to see terms and details again, brilliant earth dot com slash manliness. And now back to the show. So I mean, Washington's basically just haven't held at time right now, he's faced these defeats his army is about to fall apart. So what I loved about the book as you described his inner circle these characters that kind of booted him up and the one the one that really stuck at me. We started talking we'd be in the show talking about yet. I mean, I knew of him, but I didn't know much about him until I read the book, and I made me like fall in love with this guy. This guy sounded amazing who's nineteen years old to tell us how did this aristocratic French kid, basically ended up being Washington's basically kind of Dopp good, son? Well. L commonly contend in our book Valley Forge that the shared core values that men like Lafayette Hamilton. Greene mad, Anthony, Wayne, and John Laurens their share chord. Core of values was the most productive generation of statesmen at the United States has ever produced. We say this knowing full well about Lincoln's team of rivals and FDR's kitchen cabinet. But these men stood out. I believe out. Don't forget was it sounds it's easy to be sarcastic about this now, but this was another era and these were idealists, and there was none more ideal in the Marquis Lafayette when he arrived in the United States in August of seventeen seventy seven as you said he was nineteen years old. He he turned twenty around the time of the brandy one. He wanted to fight he at read about American ideals, and he believed that he could. Fight in this war and take that ideology back to France with him and Washington who for the most part hate it. The foreign mercenaries have been Franklin and his associate Silas Deane to American diplomats in Paris. They were sending all these. I love this words, he wrote to my read the letters stop, sending me these pump. And Jay's a good word is fallen into disuse, but these were predominantly Frenchman, and it came over with no English, and they expected to be handed a general sash the moment, they set foot on United States soil and Washington just had no use for these people. But Lafayette was different think Washington saw some of his younger self in Lafayette in the food. She has for the battlefield honors because Washington was very much that way in his younger days during the with the seven years war, which we called the French and Indian war and there was something about Lafayette. Help at Lafayette was the only man washing. It was a toll man who was six three at a time. When I guess the average high was maybe five nine and Lafayette was toll enough using only look Washington in the eye and Washington there was a double edged sword with Lafayette, not only did he personally. Come to consider him, his surrogate son don't wash to trial was he had a yet a stepson Jackie Custos with Martha custody, but he had no children of his own Lafayette was about the right age for him to have been George Washington, son. And I'll give you a perfect anecdote at the battle of brandy wine creek win took a bullet hole musket ball in his leg. Washington sought out the surgeons attending to Lafayette at treat him as you would my own son. Now, there's that there's that personal connection between the two, but there's also Washington as I said before was learning to become a canny political atom. And he knew that Lafayette was writing back to France about the American struggle for independence, especially to the French Foreign Minister the count division who had the ear of the boy king. Louis extent would go a long way to bringing friendship France into the war. He needed Lafayette. A heat with..