"The Winter at Valley Forge written by F. Van Wyck Mason and illustrated by Harper Johnson. Published by Random House, copyright date 1953.
"The Winter at Valley Forge is a memorable account of that ordeal and the heroic men whose loyalty to their country held them united. "Twice in the Fall of 1777 these men had been defeated by the British. Then Washington had led them back to Valley Forge to wait out the winter. It was a long battle against cruel cold and snow, against the pangs of starvation, against crippling frostbite and killing disease, against the bitter discouragement and hopelessness that gnawed at every man.
"But every day there were scouts who would rick their lives to bring back a little food to their comrades. More and more volunteers came in to join the troops. When Washington went among his men, they dropped their complaining and cheered their leader with real affection. By Spring it was clear that they had met the test of Valley Forge and were stronger and better unified than before."
180 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears or writing. The dust Jacket has some shelf wear and there is a tear on the back that has been taped. Please refer to the pictures for more detail.