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New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory 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 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 Washingtons professional army, once a “rabble in arms,” executes the wars 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 Americas most important heroes.

Review:

"Politico Gingrich and historian Forstchen combine their talents to produce their entertaining third historical about George Washington during the American Revolution (following To Try Men's Souls and Valley Forge). This time the authors cover the war's dark days from 1780 to the climactic Battle of Yorktown in 1781, vividly bringing to life the hardships, despair, and troubling leadership decisions confronting Washington after six years of brutal warfare. Stuck in New York, the weakened Americans face the powerful British army and navy, with Washington wondering if the French fleet will ever join the fight. When tactical victories in the South confound the British and force General Cornwallis into fortifications in Yorktown, Va., Washington sees the opportunity to strike a decisive blow that will bring victory to him, his army, and his French allies. The novel colorfully and accurately portrays Washington and other historical figures as they struggle with tactics, strategy, logistics, intelligence, meddling politicians, and petty rivalries. Less powerful is a sappy fictional subplot about an American officer and a British officer, two friends in love with the same woman. Still, this is exciting historical fiction, offering insight into just how close George Washington and the Americans came to losing the war." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen pen the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American Revolutionary cause.

 

1781. After three years in a bitter stalemate, General 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 British General Cornwallis at Yorktown.   It is a campaign ladened with “Ifs” but the deadlock must be broken, otherwise the American spirit, after six long years of war, will crumble.

 

A tour de force narrative of one of Americas most important heroes, Victory at Yorktown vividly portrays Washingtons unparalleled courage, determination, and patriotism as he leads his professional army, once a “rabble in arms,” to the heat of the Battle of Yorktown to execute the Revolution's most decisive contest.

Synopsis:

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

1781:Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate. At last, he learns that the French have briefly committed a fleet to the American coast, and that British General Cornwallis has decided to withdraw 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 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 lay seige to Cornwallis and capture his entire force. The stalemate must be broken, otherwise the American spirit will crumble.

American Sergeant Peter Wellsley is tasked with neutralizing any loyalists who might provide warning. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn receives bits and pieces of reports that something is afoot. 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 Washingtons professional army, once a “rabble in arms,” executes the wars 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 Americas most important heroes.

About the Author

NEWT GINGRICH, recent presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House, is the bestselling author of Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor and the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University, and is an honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista, with whom he hosts and produces documentaries, including their latest, A City Upon A Hill.

 

WILLAIM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D. is a Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College in North Carolina.  His graduate work at Purdue University included specializations in Military History.   Author of over forty books, he is the New York Times best selling author of One Second After and the soon to be released Pillar to the Sky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312607074
Author:
Gingrich, Newt
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Author:
Forstchen, William R.
Author:
Hanser, Albert S.
Author:
Dufris, William
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
George Washington Series
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 CDs, 19 hours
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Politico Gingrich and historian Forstchen combine their talents to produce their entertaining third historical about George Washington during the American Revolution (following To Try Men's Souls and Valley Forge). This time the authors cover the war's dark days from 1780 to the climactic Battle of Yorktown in 1781, vividly bringing to life the hardships, despair, and troubling leadership decisions confronting Washington after six years of brutal warfare. Stuck in New York, the weakened Americans face the powerful British army and navy, with Washington wondering if the French fleet will ever join the fight. When tactical victories in the South confound the British and force General Cornwallis into fortifications in Yorktown, Va., Washington sees the opportunity to strike a decisive blow that will bring victory to him, his army, and his French allies. The novel colorfully and accurately portrays Washington and other historical figures as they struggle with tactics, strategy, logistics, intelligence, meddling politicians, and petty rivalries. Less powerful is a sappy fictional subplot about an American officer and a British officer, two friends in love with the same woman. Still, this is exciting historical fiction, offering insight into just how close George Washington and the Americans came to losing the war." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen pen the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American Revolutionary cause.

 

1781. After three years in a bitter stalemate, General 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 British General Cornwallis at Yorktown.   It is a campaign ladened with “Ifs” but the deadlock must be broken, otherwise the American spirit, after six long years of war, will crumble.

 

A tour de force narrative of one of Americas most important heroes, Victory at Yorktown vividly portrays Washingtons unparalleled courage, determination, and patriotism as he leads his professional army, once a “rabble in arms,” to the heat of the Battle of Yorktown to execute the Revolution's most decisive contest.

"Synopsis" by ,
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

1781:Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate. At last, he learns that the French have briefly committed a fleet to the American coast, and that British General Cornwallis has decided to withdraw 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 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 lay seige to Cornwallis and capture his entire force. The stalemate must be broken, otherwise the American spirit will crumble.

American Sergeant Peter Wellsley is tasked with neutralizing any loyalists who might provide warning. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn receives bits and pieces of reports that something is afoot. 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 Washingtons professional army, once a “rabble in arms,” executes the wars 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 Americas most important heroes.

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