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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
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Nathaniel Philbrick
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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
LC call number
E241.Y6
LC item number
P55 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Siege of Yorktown (Virginia : 1781)
  • Command of troops
  • Military participation
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • Yorktown (Va.)
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Virginia
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adult
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In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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
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1 online resource (xv, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780698153226
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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125f3aca-8fa1-45e3-b259-29e66076f03d
Publisher number
EB00719559
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)1057342992
  • (OCoLC)on1057342992
  • 1428312
Label
In the hurricane's eye : the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698153226
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
125f3aca-8fa1-45e3-b259-29e66076f03d
Publisher number
EB00719559
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057342992
  • (OCoLC)on1057342992
  • 1428312

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