Tag archive

Mort Künstler

Kunstler’s The New Nation recreates Washington’s most famous Christmas

in Non-Fiction by

What was your most memorable Christmas night? If you’re George Washington, it was probably the evening of December 25, 1776, when you made a nighttime crossing of the Delaware River in order to launch a surprise attack against Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey the next morning. The operation helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War. Merry Christmas, General Washington! Now, there’s a new book that faithfully and accurately captures that scene, and you can put that book under the Christmas tree of your favorite hard-to-shop-for history buff. The New Nation: The Creation of the United States in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts: The Art of Mort Künstler (Sterling 2014) is a meticulously researched account of the birth of our…

Keep Reading

Go to Top