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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George…
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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at… (original: 2018; edição: 2019)

de Nathaniel Philbrick (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (The American Revolution Series)
Autores:Nathaniel Philbrick (Autor)
Informação:Penguin Books (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 384 pages
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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (The American Revolution Series) de Nathaniel Philbrick (2018)

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Good research, good writing, a bit PC at least four times we are informed of Billy Lee's enslavement, We get it Nat, ( )
  brone | Oct 2, 2020 |
Good survey of the closing days of the War. Washington never fails to display his leadership and profound character that made him the father of his country. ( )
  Doondeck | Aug 30, 2019 |
"In the Hurricane's Eye" (ITHE) is an engaging, well-paced, and very readable account of the final stages of the American War for Independence. While we all learned in history class (however many years ago) about the British surrender at Yorktown, the all-important Chesapeake naval battle which led up to and enabled it was new to me. Thanks, France, for that -- and Spain, too, for financing the effort!

In addition, I appreciated Philbrick's attention to the subject to the role played by enslaved African Americans serving in the British Army. They were screwed over most dreadfully, unsurprisingly, not only in their handling by the Brits but also afterwards by the Americans (to include Gen. Washington) in defining conditions of surrender which ensured that they would be returned as property to the plantations they left to join the British forces.

In all, I found ITHE to be a very enjoyable and worthwhile book. Highly recommended! ( )
  EpicTale | Jul 16, 2019 |
The Battle of Yorktown is well-known to anyone familiar with the American Revolutionary War, but this is a closer look than I've encountered previously, and puts a lot of emphasis on the naval movements leading up to the significant battle. I appreciated the credit given in this book to the French navy and troops who look part - interestingly, a number of (American) sources seem to skim over their role. This history was easy to read, enjoyable, and is recommended to anyone with an interest in the Revolutionary War. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Jun 25, 2019 |
A fine conclusion to this series about the Revolutionary War. I admit I learned a lot, being more familiar with the war in the North, not the ending in the South that culminated at Yorktown. Also, the involvement of the French was far more conclusive than I was taught. A thought-provoking look at my country's history. ( )
  N.W.Moors | May 31, 2019 |
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"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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