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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 Dufris Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Revolutionary War Series Release Date: November 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 The second is that British General Cornwallis, driven to distraction by protracted warfare in the Carolinas, has withdrawn into Yorktown.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 ladened 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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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 Mike | 7/7/2013

    " Sophmoric! "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricrk patrick | 2/7/2013

    " a flavor of the despair of the country after six years of war. An army that has not been paid and likely to melt away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bj Willke | 11/19/2012

    " It is a historical romantic fiction. "

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About the Author
Author Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, is coauthor of several bestselling books, including Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8 and Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course at the United States Air Force’s Air University.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.