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Tunis, Edwin

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ISBN 10: 0690000995 / ISBN 13: 9780690000993
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Tunis, Edwin. THE TAVERN AT THE FERRY. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, c1973. first printing. 109pp. illus. by author. lg. 4to. fine bright hardcover in d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 40307

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Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Through Henry Baker and his family, Tunis tells the story of America's growth in the colonial period and the growing dissatisfaction of its citizens with British rule. The Tavern at the Ferry does more than set the scene; it chronicles the dramatic story of the events leading up to Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the ensuing Battle of Trenton, a turning point in the War of Independence. The weeks and days before the crossing were full of intrigue, and Tunis follows the stories of such men as John Honeywell, the patriot double-agent, and Moses Doan, the would-be betrayer, as well as those of the tired but determined troops who turned the tide of war under Washington's leadership.

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Edwin Tunis (1897–1973) was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and spent much of his life in Maryland. A well-known artist, illustrator, and muralist, his work appeared at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Society of American Etchers, the National Academy of Design, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His other books include Colonial Craftsmen; Colonial Living; Weapons; Oars, Sails and Steam; and Wheels, all available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

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