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Victory at Yorktown

Victory at Yorktown

A Novel

George Washington Series (Volume 3)

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen; Contribution by Albert S. Hanser; Read by William Dufris

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On Sale: 11/13/2012

ISBN: 9781427221858

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New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich's and William R. Forstchen's George Washington series continues-a novel about faith, leadership, and the triumph of the American cause

It is 1781, and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British. The enemy position in New York City is too strong, all approaches blocked by the Royal Navy. At last, two crucial reports reach Washington. The first is that the French have briefly committed a fleet to the American coast. The second is that British General Cornwallis, driven to distraction by protracted warfare in the Carolinas, has withdrawn into Yorktown. Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in American military history. He will force-march nearly his entire army south more than three hundred miles, in complete secrecy, counting on a blockade of the Chesapeake Bay by the French navy, fall upon Cornwallis, and capture his entire force. It is a campaign laden with "ifs" but the stalemate must be broken, otherwise America, after six long years of war, will crumble.

Sgt. Peter Wellsley must pave the way for the army, neutralizing any loyalists who might provide warning. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn receives reports from civilians that something is afoot and is tasked to find out what. As Wellsley moves to block any leaks, Van Dorn tries to penetrate the screen. When one of the former friends is captured, both must decide wh… More…

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich's and William R. Forstchen's George Washington series continues-a novel about faith, leadership, and the triumph of the American cause

It is 1781, and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British. The enemy position in New York City is too strong, all approaches blocked by the Royal Navy. At last, two crucial reports reach Washington. The first is that the French have briefly committed a fleet to the American coast. The second is that British General Cornwallis, driven to distraction by protracted warfare in the Carolinas, has withdrawn into Yorktown. Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in American military history. He will force-march nearly his entire army south more than three hundred miles, in complete secrecy, counting on a blockade of the Chesapeake Bay by the French navy, fall upon Cornwallis, and capture his entire force. It is a campaign laden with "ifs" but the stalemate must be broken, otherwise America, after six long years of war, will crumble.

Sgt. Peter Wellsley must pave the way for the army, neutralizing any loyalists who might provide warning. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn receives reports from civilians that something is afoot and is tasked to find out what. As Wellsley moves to block any leaks, Van Dorn tries to penetrate the screen. When one of the former friends is captured, both must decide where their true loyalties lie during the heat of the Battle of Yorktown, as Washington's professional army, once a "rabble in arms," executes the war's most decisive contest.

With Victory at Yorktown, critically acclaimed authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have reached the pinnacle of their talents in a tour de force narrative of one of America's most important heroes.

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Praise for Victory at Yorktown

“William Dufris follows the authors' lead and concentrates on emotions…Listeners interested in military history will be familiar with the story but intrigued by the emotions.” —AudioFile Magazine -

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Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen; Contribution by Albert S. Hanser; Read by William Dufris

NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate, is the bestselling author of more than 25 books. He is the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University.

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the author of the New York Times bestselling John Matherson series (One Second After, One Year After, The Final Day) and the award-winning novel We Look Like Men of War, among numerous other books.

Together, GINGRICH and FORSTCHEN have written the acclaimed alternate history Gettysburg trilogy; the George Washington trilogy; and the alternate history Pacific War series.

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