Victory at Yorktown: The Campaign that Won the Revolution

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - History - 608 pages
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Richard M. Ketchum illuminates, for the first time, the strategies and heroic personalities-American and French-that led to the surprise victory, only the second major battle the Americans would win in almost seven horrific years. Relying on good fortune, daring, and sheer determination never to give up, American and French fighters-many of whom walked from Newport and New York to Virginia-brought about that rarest of military operations: a race against time and distance, on land and at sea. Ketchum brings to life the gripping and inspirational story of how the rebels defeated the world's finest army against all odds.

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Despite the title, this book covers far more than just the Battle of Yorktown. Instead, the work addresses the entire Southern Campaign, a little known and rarely covered aspect of the war. I ... Read full review

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What many people find disturbing about the general populace today is its lack of knowledge of our country’s past. Certainly an understanding of how our country came to be is essential for us to be ... Read full review

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