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A Crisis of Peace:

George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

2020 George Washington Book Prize Finalist

Vividly written, David Head’s A Crisis of Peace captures the perilous period when Washington’s fundamental decency meant more to the nation than more glorious qualities might have.  – David O. Stewart, bestselling author of The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

David Head is a superb historian who writes in beautiful detail about the heat of political competition. ... Newburgh finally gets the clearheaded assessment students of the founding era have been waiting for. – Andrew Burstein, Louisiana State University

David Head tells the story masterfully with new details and expert drama, putting the crisis in both a contemporary context and showing its relevance for all ages. – Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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David Head received his Ph.D. in history from the University at Buffalo. An expert in maritime history, pirates, and privateers as well as the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers, he teaches at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Read more about David here. And follow him on Facebook and Twitter:

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