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Author : Nathaniel Philbrick Pages : 768 pages Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing Language : ISBN-10 : 1984827731 ISBN-13 : 9781984827 739

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown The thri llin g stor y of the Rev olut ion ary Wa r fina le fro m the


Ne w Yor k Tim es bes tsel ling aut hor of In the Hea rt of the Sea and Vali ant Am biti on. Her e is the stor y of the rem ark abl e yea r lea din g up to


the sie ge of Yor kto wn. It set s Wa shi ngt on aga inst his trai tor ous ne me sis Ben edi ct Arn old and pla ces him in imp ossi ble situ atio ns and con sta


nt acri mo nio us neg otia tion wit h his Fre nch alli es, alo ng wit h his you ng pro t'g', the Mar qui s de Laf aye tte and his ene rge tic gen eral Nat han ael


Gre ene . In a nar rati ve tha t mo ves fro m the shi pcro wd ed wat ers off Ne wp ort, Rho de Isla nd, to a wo ode d hills ide nea r Nor th Car olin a's


Guil for d Cou rth ous e, to the Dut ch stor eho use s on the Cari bbe an isla nd of St. Eus tati us, Phil bric k nar rat es the piv otal nav al bat tle tha t


bro ugh t the end of Am eric a's lon g, elu sive pat h to ind epe nde nce . It was an imp rob abl e triu mp h ma de pos sibl e by Wa shi ngt on' s brill iant


stra teg y, lea der shi p, and rev olut ion ary use of sea po wer .In the Hur rica ne' s Eye ope ns in the fall of 178 0. For five yea rs, Am eric an and Brit ish


forc es had clas hed alo ng the edg e of a vas t con tine nt and wer e no w at a stal em ate. The Roy al Nav y, wit h its flee t of po wer ful war shi ps (jus


t one of whi ch mo unt ed mo re can non s tha n pos ses sed by the enti re reb el arm y), cou ld atta ck the reb els' sea sid e citi es at will . The


Reb els cou ld just fall bac k inla nd and wai t. Nei the r sid e cou ld infli ct the killi ng blo w. As Wa shi ngt on kne w bet ter tha n any one , onl


y the Fre nch nav y cou ld bre ak Brit ain' s stra ngl eho ld on the eas ter n sea boa rd and thu s ens ure an Am eric an vict ory. In the Bat tle of the


Che sap eak e (17 81 call ed the mo st imp ort ant nav al eng age me nt in the hist ory of the wor ld), a Fre nch ad mir al foil ed Brit ish atte mpt s to


res cue the arm y led by Ge ner al Cor nw allis . By ma kin g the sub seq uen t vict ory at Yor kto wn a virt ual ine vita bilit y, this nav al bat tlema


ster min ded by Wa shi ngt on but wa ged wit hou ta sin gle Am eric an shi p-was larg ely res pon sibl e for the ind epe nde nce of the Uni ted Sta tes. A rive


ting and wid eran gin g nar rati ve, full of dra mat ic, une xpe cte d tur ns, In the Hur rica ne' s Eye rev eals tha t the fate of the Am eric an Rev olut ion


dep end ed, in the end , on Wa shi ngt on and the sea . In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown  

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown  

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

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