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

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick; Scott Brick
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In a narrative that moves from the ship crowded waters off Newport, Rhode Island, to a wooded hillside near North Carolina's Guilford Courthouse, to the Dutch storehouses on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, Philbrick narrates the pivotal naval battle that brought the end of America's long, elusive path to independence. It was an improbable triumph made possible by Washington's brilliant strategy, leadership,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick; Scott Brick
ISBN: 9780525641667 0525641661
OCLC Number: 1052785432
Notes: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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In a narrative that moves from the ship crowded waters off Newport, Rhode Island, to a wooded hillside near North Carolina's Guilford Courthouse, to the Dutch storehouses on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, Philbrick narrates the pivotal naval battle that brought the end of America's long, elusive path to independence. It was an improbable triumph made possible by Washington's brilliant strategy, leadership, and revolutionary use of sea power.

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