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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

…and the Victory at Yorktown.

"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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foxweasel10 Aug 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

No, it depended on French intervention into a British rebellion. The same French that the average American has accused of cowardice for the last 90 years.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 10:19 a.m. PST



Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 4:35 a.m. PST

It wasn't a 'British' rebellion, it was an American one. And it was because of the French alliance that the US won-that and the existence and increasing proficiency of the Continental Army.

How would you know what the 'average American' thinks?

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