December 1777: the American Revolution appears to be lost. The Continental Congress is in exile. George Washington, commander in chief, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. His military encampment in Valley Forge is desperately short of supplies and morale. But against all odds, as the frigid and miserable months pass, Washington and his dedicated coterie of advisers- the Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens-manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force. Valley Forge is the riveting story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation into a power that will topple an empire and change the world forever. (Paperback, 419 pages).