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Victory at Yorktown: A Novel (George Washington Series) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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General Washington and his loyal staff and Army have emerged from Valley Forge and have shown their new mettle to the British and Hessians. However, if this Army thought that that meant that this war was over then they are now in for some more difficult lessons. Still dealing with funding issues, a less than helpful Congress, starvation, lack of appropriate clothing and materials and the final outcome still completely in doubt, Washington once again has to dig deep into his own personal well of strength, fortitude and moral character to continue to lead this desperate group toward the goal of Liberty. Thru the sheer force of his own will and that of his incredibly loyal staff Washington creates a last ditch effort to end this war once and for all, one way or the other. In what is an incredibly large gamble, built on so many variables and moving pieces Washington and his army of ordinary citizens make a play to change history and the course of a new nation.Read more ›
We all know how Gen. Lafayette helped fight the British, but after reading this story, I have a much better understanding of how important the French soldiers and navy were in defeating the British. I don't think I'll listen to any more French "military" jokes.
General Washington's brilliance and dogged determination as a military strategist and leader of men in a grueling six-year bloody war culminating in the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown is realistically highlighted throughout the book.
The last chapters were by far the most cogent depicting the true personalities of Washington and his closest comrades-in-arms as well as his opposing British foe.
One compelling phrase struck me as it relates to a warrior's thoughts--then and now: "So strange war. We so fervently beg for its ending, and yet when that ending comes, comrades for the last time, we somehow wish we could linger but a few more days, share one more campfire, even share one more moment of the thrill of triumph." So very true. The men who fight wars have not changed.
I recommend the book as a quick and interesting read of humanistic history.
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Accurate and educational novel of the end of the War for Independence told through its participants. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David L. Moore
I don't remember learning about Yorktown in school. Fictional history or not, this is a very interesting, well-written book that should open our eyes as to what our ancestors... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Svrec
We all can never truly understand the suffering and sacrifice that was endured for our freedoms and liberties. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Janine Yerk