Mary Sudman Donovan brings George Washington’s role in American Revolution to life in new book

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Historical nonfiction examines how American, French armies banded together near Dobbs Ferry.

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In “George Washington at ‘Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry’,” Donovan provides a glimpse into this significant period in the American Revolutionary War by chronicling the activities of both the French and American armies.

Readers can experience an intimate, day-by-day recounting of George Washington’s experience as he struggles with one of the most crucial decisions of the American Revolution in the new book by author Mary Sudman Donovan, “George Washington at ‘Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry’: July 4 to August 19, 1781” (published by iUniverse).

In the summer of 1781, General George Washington was managing weighty responsibilities. He had recently relocated a large contingent of the Continental Army to the east bank of the Hudson River near the terminus of Dobbs Ferry. There, on a large expanse known as Philipsburg, he established a joint encampment with the French army, commanded by the Comte de Rochambeau.

In “George Washington at ‘Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry,’” Donovan provides a glimpse into this significant period in the American Revolutionary War by chronicling the activities of both the French and American armies.

“Essentially, this book puts you in the scene and enables you to see the various forces tugging at Washington as he tried to maneuver his poorly supported army,” Donovan says. “It also gives a detailed picture of the French soldiers as they reacted to a totally new and different landscape and military operation.”

“George Washington at ‘Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry’”
By Mary Sudman Donovan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781440151439
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781440151415
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Sudman Donovan is a historian and published author who serves as the president of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society. She earned a doctorate in American history at Columbia University and has taught American and world history. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Original drawings for her book “George Washington at ‘Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry’” were completed by Larry Blizard, who earned a master’s degree in art at East Carolina University and is the former chairman of the art department at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry.

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