On Christmas day, 1776, George Washington decided to attack British mercenaries in the town of Trenton, New Jersey. He managed this sneak-attack by crossing the nearly frozen Delaware River in wooden boats, standing at the prow of his craft while his soldiers rowed hard against current, snow and wind.
The Hessian mercenaries on the other side of the river didn't expect such an attack. In fact, they considered the Continental Army under Washington's command to be a minor annoyance.
We all know the rest of the story: the Washington-led troops defeated the Hessian soldiers and then crossed the Delaware again to fight further battles. It was this tactical battle – conceived by the great George Washington – that inspired the citizens of the American colonies to rise up and fight against British rule.
It was also George Washington who served as an inspiration to write this book. As you will see, I purchased an authenticated autograph of our first president, only to find out eight years later that it might well have been signed by someone else.
This infuriated me. Like most autograph collectors I assumed that an authenticated signature meant that it was indeed an authentic signature. But, as you'll see in this book, that was not what it means at all. Like George Washington, I have decided to launch a sneak attack on the autograph industry. I have done this by writing a book that educates autograph collectors like myself about the pitfalls of this incredible – but troubled - business.
Autograph Hell (Paperback), 158 pages
Dimensions 8.3 x 8.1
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