In the Hurricane's Eye

In the Hurricane's Eye

The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

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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.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition
Description: xvii, 616 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984827739
Branch Call Number: LP 973.337 Phi


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Apr 20, 2019

A short book full of astonishing insights into the character of George Washington and the nature of military strategy and leadership in the 18th Century.

Jan 28, 2019

Very nice readable work. I enjoyed this book a lot. Author has a well noted and very complete history of this event. Lots of good detail leading up to the Yorktown victory. I liked the time spent on setting up the French Fleet arrival, also very good accounts of the Southern war, all leading to an exciting read of the Battle of the Chesapeake. Also, good looks at important lesser known figures. I recommend this book.

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