In The Hurricane's Eye: The Genius Of George Washington And The Victory At Yorktown
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents, For Him, Best of 2018
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The year that won the Revolution
By the fall of 1780, George Washington realized that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating his army’s movements with warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American ship—made the victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.
Moving from Washington’s headquarters on the Hudson River, to the hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette’s brilliant maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick’s epic and riveting narrative reveals that the American Revolution depended on Washington and the sea.
“One of America’s foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction.”—The Wall Street Journal
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|Release Date:||October 1, 2018|