Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington–and many other Americans–refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor’easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis’s best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington’s men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer’s richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution
, but helped to give it new meaning.
Add the handy Calculator app to your Android device, and you’ll wonder how you got along without it. From the simple yet beautiful interface to the added features, Calculator is a must-have. Designed to replace the less-than-desirable stock calculator on Android devices, this calculator not only looks great but also has an intuitive design and full functionality.
This calculator app is ideal for kids, college students, and adults. It’s perfect for simply managing your budget as well as for tackling those tough trigonometry problems in your math class with Sin, Cos, Tan, inverse trig, and hyperbolic functions. You can even change the calculator’s functionality on the fly. Leave the calculator in portrait view to see just a simple calculator, or turn the calculator on its side to reveal a scientific calculator.
You can choose between three different calculator layouts depending on your needs. The Default Layout features a standard 10-key calculator in portrait mode and scientific calculator in landscape mode with advanced functions such as square root, exponents, factorials, and more. It can also calculate in both Radian and degree mode. The Business Layout adds a ‘%’ key in portrait mode and a ’00′ key. The Simple Layout keeps the 10-key calculator in both portrait and landscape mode when all you need is a simple calculator.
Other Great Features
Change the look and feel of the calculator to suit your preference. The app includes a variety of different skins to match your device. The memory buttons (M+, M-, MR, and MC) are fully functional. Calculator will even remember the value stored when you close the app.
Calculator looks great from the smallest to the largest screens as well as low and high-density screens. Calculator supports App2SD for 2.2+ Android devices.