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In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 9780525426769 0525426760
OCLC Number: 1022206749
Description: xv, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The land and the sea --
Part I: "Against the wind". The building storm ; "An enemy in the heart of the country" ; "Delays and accidents of the sea" ; Bayonets and zeal ; The end of the tether --
Part II: "The ocean of history". "A ray of light" ; "The spur of speed" ; "Ligne de vitesse" ; Yorktown ; "The North River captain" --
Epilogue: Aftermath.
Other Titles: Genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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"In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake--fought without a single American ship--made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea."--Jacket flap.

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Two (if) by sea!

by HiD (WorldCat user published 2019-01-02) Excellent Permalink

Wishing to update my own book “George Washington’s Liberty Key,” I very much enjoyed Philbrick’s outstanding book, where I found lots of “Wow, I didn’t know...
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