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David Head

Biography

David Head

David Head is an historian, author, and lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Originally from Western New York, he received his B.A. in history from Niagara University and his Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. A CRISIS OF PEACE is David's fourth book. He previously published PRIVATEERS OF THE AMERICAS: SPANISH AMERICAN PRIVATEERING FROM THE UNITED STATES IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC (University of Georgia Press, 2015), which won the 2016 John Gardner Maritime Research Award presented by the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport Museum.

David Head

Books by David Head

by David Head - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

On March 15, 1783, General George Washington addressed a group of angry officers in an effort to rescue the American Revolution from mutiny at the highest level. After the British surrender at Yorktown, the American Revolution still blazed on, and as peace was negotiated in Europe, grave problems surfaced at home. The government was broke, paying its debts with loans from France. Political rivalry among the states paralyzed Congress. The army’s officers, encamped near Newburgh, New York, and restless without an enemy to fight, brooded over a civilian population seemingly indifferent to their sacrifices.