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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen Narrator: William Dufri Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The George Washington Series Release Date:
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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 is far too strong, and all approaches covered 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 to engage the British.  The second is that British General Cornwallis, driven to distraction by the protracted warfare in the Carolinas, has decided to withdraw into Yorktown to establish a new base. 

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 Cornwallis, lay siege to him, and capture his entire force.  It is a campaign ladened with “Ifs” but the stalemate must be broken, otherwise the American spirit, after six long years of war, will crumble.

Sergeant Peter Wellsley is tasked with “paving the way” for the rapid movement of the army, and above all else neutralizing any loyalists who might slip off to provide warning. The entire operation is predicated on complete, total surprise, a near-impossible task for an army moving through areas that harbor strong loyalists.  On the other side, Allen Van Dorn, still mourning the loss of his friend Major Andre, receives bits and pieces of reports from civilians that something is afoot across New Jersey and is tasked to find out what.  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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 9/16/2013

    " A nice conclusion to the Revolution series. I enjoy Gingrich's and Fortschen's writing style and how they deal with their subject matter. Of course, I'm a fan of history with fiction, but these two are masters at the genre. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mike | 7/7/2013

    " Sophmoric! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Cappoli | 6/24/2013

    " Very nice conclusion to the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clay Davis | 4/13/2013

    " An outstanding book to finish the series. I enjoyed the details of the parade and battle of Yorktown. "

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