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㺲 In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown free download ꘥ Author Nathaniel Philbrick 묮 㺲 In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown free download ꘥ Author Nathaniel Philbrick 묮 A tense, richly detailed narrative of the American RevolutionPhilbrick reprises the protagonists of his last history of the War of Independence in a meticulously researched recounting of the events leading up to the colonists victory at the Battle of YorktownPhilbrick, a sailor himself, recounts the strategic maneuvering involved in the many naval encounters ships positions, wind direction and strength, and the disorienting cloud of fire and smoke that often imperiled the fleet Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Valiant Ambition Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America s foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction TheWall Street JournalMay be one of the greatest what if books of the age a volume that turns one of America s best known narratives on its head TheBoston GlobeA suspenseful, richly detailed, and deeply researched book The New York Review of BooksHistory at its most compelling political machinations, military jostling and outright treachery And Philbrick s vivid writing brings the whistling cannon balls and half frozen soldiers to life and death in vivid detail TheSeattle TimesThe near tragic nature of the drama hinges not on any military secrets Arnold gave to the British but on an open secret the weakness of the patriot cause.Arnold s betrayal still makes for great drama, proving once again that the supposed villains of a story are usually the most interesting TheNew York Times Book ReviewPhilbrick wants his readers to experience the terror, the suffering and the adrenaline rush of battle, and he wants us to grit our teeth at our early politicians who, by their pettiness and shortsightedness, shape military events as profoundly as generals and admirals do Finally, he reveals the emotional and physical cost of war on colonial society He succeeds on all fronts TheWashington PostPraise for Bunker Hill A masterpiece of narrative and perspective The Boston GlobeA tour de force Chicago TribunePopular history at its best a taut narrative with a novelist s touch, grounded in careful research Miami HeraldA story that resonates with leadership lessons for all times.Walter Isaacson, The Washington PostNathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award Sea of Glory The Last Stand Why Read Moby Dick Away Off Shore and Second Wind. 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    • In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
    • 2.1
    • 99
    • Hardcover
    • 384 pages
    • Nathaniel Philbrick
    • English
    • 20 July 2016

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