In the Hurricane's Eye

The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
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Product Number: Z100137063
Released: Oct 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9780525641698
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018

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In the Hurricane's Eye
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrator(s): Scott Brick
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Released: Oct 16, 2018
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Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780525641667
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
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Released: Oct 16, 2018
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Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698153226

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"A talented narrator combined with fascinating material makes for enjoyable listening. While Scott Brick probably could make a dictionary sound interesting, his voice exactly suits this work about the key role the French navy played in the American Revolution. He narrates with an even tone but varies his pace and adds touches of excitement in key passages, especially battle scenes. His facility with French names makes them easy to understand and keeps the text flowing. The author's straightforward, almost journalistic, style also makes the narrative easy to follow. The audiobook explores a part of the war effort seldom covered in textbooks but, as the author shows, was vital to the victory at Yorktown. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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