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

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."-- The New York Times Book Review

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.

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series The American Revolution
series_with_volume The American Revolution|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Chesapeake, Battle of the, Va., 1781, Command of troops, History, Large type books, Military participation -- French, Sound recording, Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, French, Washington, George, -- 1732-1799, Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Military leadership, Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781
title_display In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown
title_full 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 The American Revolution Series Series, Book 3, In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown / Nathaniel Philbrick, In the hurricane's eye [compact disc] : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown / Nathaniel Philbrick, In the hurricane's eye [large print] : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown / Nathaniel Philbrick
title_short In the hurricane's eye :
title_sub the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Chesapeake, Battle of the, Va., 1781, Command of troops, French, History, Military, Military leadership, Military participation, Nonfiction, Participation, French, Washington, George
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