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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 973.3
Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel
Title: In the hurricane's eye
Remainder of title: the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown /
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525426769
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780698153226
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us-va
Geographic area code: n-us---
Geographic area code: n-usu--
Classification number: E241.Y6
Item number: P55 2018
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 973.3/37
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Nathaniel Philbrick.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Viking (Penguin)
Date of publication: 2018
Projected publication date: 1810
: New York, New York :
: Viking,
: [2018]
Extent: 280 pages
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: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
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: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references 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.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 10/24/18 donated by Maggie Caron
Purchase price: 30.00
Personal name: Washington, George,
Dates associated with a name: 1732-1799
General subdivision: Military leadership.
Subject: George Washington
Subject: Revolutionary War
Subject: Sea
Geographic name: Yorktown (Va.)
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: Southern States
General subdivision: History
General subdivision: History
General subdivision: Participation, French.
General subdivision: History
Chronological subdivision: Siege, 1781.
Chronological subdivision: Revolution, 1775-1783
Chronological subdivision: Revolution, 1775-1783.
: acquire
: 2 shelf copies
: policy default
: rf10 2018-09-06 to Dewey
: xm06 2018-09-07
: Bruce Giffords; phone: 212-3662029; email:; bc:
: 2018-09-04

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