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Hurricane of independence : the untold story of the deadly storm at the deciding moment of the American Revolution

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As September 1775 opened, a powerful hurricane was making its way across the Atlantic, one that would test the colonists' strength, resolve, and faith in the rebellion. Learn about the incredible moment when the forces of nature and the forces of history came together, and the courageous stories of sacrifice, survival, and strength amidst the fight for freedom.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Tony, 1970-
Hurricane of independence.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2009
(OCoLC)436791681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 9781402247491 1402247494 9781402219979 1402219970 9781402247507 1402247508
OCLC Number: 650353049
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages) : 1 illustration
Contents: Prologue : the storm of revolution --
Tempest brewing --
Impending doom on the Outer Banks --
First strike : the hurricane of independence roars ashore --
Norfolk : an attack on both sides --
Tobacco and gunpowder --
Landon Carter : diarist and planter-philosopher of the Northern Neck --
The streets of Annapolis --
Lightning and enlightenment --
The colonies unite in Philadelphia against British tyranny --
The radical, the President, and the general in Philadelphia --
Striking the Second Continental Congress --
The heroic collegian : Hamilton in New York --
Whither the hurricane of independence? --
War erupts --
General Washington battles the British and the weather --
Fishing for cod during the summer in Newfoundland --
The hurricane --
Epilogue : the providential American victory.
Responsibility: Tony Williams.

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As September 1775 opened, a powerful hurricane was making its way across the Atlantic, one that would test the colonists' strength, resolve, and faith in the rebellion. Learn about the incredible moment when the forces of nature and the forces of history came together, and the courageous stories of sacrifice, survival, and strength amidst the fight for freedom.

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