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By the end of 1776, the Continental army is faced with the overwhelming truth that they are losing the Revolution. The British have pummeled them with a series of bloody battles that have shattered the American army and have forced them into a desperate retreat. Now, the American camp crouches helplessly on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River as the British move more than three thousand Hessian soldiers into position. Only the black waters of the Delaware River prevent a total ruin. Only a desperate plan promises a chance of success.
This third volume in the Prelude to Glory series, To Decide Our Destiny, focuses on General George Washington as he makes the hard decision to command his struggling and beaten army once more before the soldiers' enlistments expire at the end of the year. In a torrential blizzard on Christmas Day, Washington and his army cross the Delaware River and march into history.
Throughout the battles of Trenton and Princeton, the discouraged soldiers soon find hope and success as events unfold under the touch of divine intervention. In this third volume, the familiar characters of Billy and Eli, along with the Dunson family and Mary Flint, again witness the dramatic events of the Revolutionary War.