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The Resource In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick

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

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In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown
Title
In the hurricane's eye
Title remainder
the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American Revolution may have been started by a group of citizen-soldiers on a green in Lexington, Massachusetts, but it was won on a choppy patch of water off Chesapeake Bay. In Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick gave us a new and provocative way of looking at the war that created the United States. His latest book is the capstone of that enterprise, focusing on the last year of the war, and is the culmination of Philbrick's engagement with American history and the sea over the last twenty years. 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."--Dust jacket
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
973.3/37
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Siege of Yorktown (Virginia : 1781)
  • Yorktown (Va.)
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Command of troops
  • Military participation
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
Target audience
adult
Label
In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
on1022206749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525426769
Lccn
2018029041
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1022206749
Label
In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
on1022206749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525426769
Lccn
2018029041
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1022206749

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