In the hurricane's eye

the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown

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In the hurricane's eye (2018)

366 pages

English language

Published Nov. 20, 2018

ISBN:
9780525426769
OCLC Number:
1022206749

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"The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition 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, …

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Subjects

  • History
  • Military leadership
  • French Participation

Places

  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Yorktown (Va.)