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In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown / Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville LP 973.3 PHI (Text) 76895000299513 1st Floor New Books Checked out 11/27/2018
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Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) 973.337 PHI (Text) 38131004356787 NCPLC-Large Print Non-fiction Checked out 12/04/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984827739
  • ISBN: 1984827731
  • Physical Description: xvii, 616 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [517]-569) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: the land and the sea -- 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 -- A ray of light -- The spur of speed -- Ligne de vitesse -- Yorktown -- The north river captain -- Epilogue: aftermath.
Summary, etc.:
"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, 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"-- |c Provided by publisher.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Military leadership.
Chesapeake, Battle of the, Va., 1781.
Yorktown (Va.) > History > Siege, 1781.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Participation, French.
Southern States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.
Genre: Large type books.

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