Victory at Yorktown
A NovelGeorge Washington Series (Volume 3)
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen; Contribution by Albert S. Hanser
St. Martin's Griffin
New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen pen the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series-a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American Revolutionary cause.
1781. After three years in a bitter stalemate, General Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in American military history. He will take nearly his entire army out of New Jersey and New York and force march it more than three hundred miles in complete secrecy. He must pray that the French navy is successful in blockading Chesapeake Bay, so that he can fall upon British General Cornwallis at Yorktown. It is a campaign laden with "Ifs" but the deadlock must be broken, otherwise the American spirit, after six long years of war, will crumble.
A tour de force narrative of one of America's most important heroes, Victory at Yorktown vividly portrays Washington's unparalleled courage, determination, and patriotism as he leads his professional army, once a "rabble in arms," to the heat of the Battle of Yorktown to execute the Revolution's most decisive contest.
NEAR TAPPAN, NEW YORK
OCTOBER 1, 1780
Despite the sun shining brightly through the autumn leaves on the Hudson Valley, he felt cold, cold and weary. They had given him a mission, and it was almost a...
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Praise for Victory at Yorktown
“Masterful storytelling.” —William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs, on Pearl Harbor
“Creative, clever, and fascinating.” —James Carville on Gettysburg
“Compelling narrative force and meticulous detail.” —The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Gettysburg
“Gingrich and Forschten write with authority and with sensitivity.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch on Gettysburg
“Grim, gritty, realistic, accurate, and splendid, this is a soaring epic of triumph over almost unimaginable odds.” —Library Journal on To Try Men's Souls
“With each book… Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers.” —William Trotter, The Charlotte Observer, on Never Call Retreat
“The authors' research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action.” —Publishers Weekly on Pearl Harbor
“The writing is vivid and clear.” —Washington Times on Gettysburg