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Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Forging Washington’s Army

With their 2018 book Valley Forge best-selling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin turn their attention to one of the most underappreciated chapters in American history—the Continental Army’s 1777–78 transformation in that Pennsylvania winter camp. Drury, a contributing editor and foreign correspondent for Men’s Health, has authored, co-authored or edited nine books and written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal and GQ. Clavin, the investigative features correspondent for Manhattan, is the author or co-author of 16 books. For more than 15 years he wrote for The New York Times, and he has contributed to such magazines as Golf, Men’s Journal, Parade, Reader’s Digest and Smithsonian. Valley Forge marks the co-authors’ sixth collaboration.

How did you light on Valley Forge as a topic?

It started years ago. My son is half-French, and when he was in his early teens, someone made a crack about the quality of the French military. My son said to the person: “You

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