Being George Washington
1 Victory or Death
Friday, December 13, 1776
The Widow White’s Tavern
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
It required a very special manner of general to have a tranquil breakfast in the middle of a war in which his own side confronted massive peril.
But Charles Lee was that sort of general—and man.
The torch of freedom, shining so brightly following General William Howe’s evacuation of Boston, was now threatened with darkness. New York...