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George Washington's Great Gamble

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One shining yet overlooked moment that changed the course of the Revolutionary War

In the opening months of 1781, General George Washington feared his army would fail to survive another campaign season. The spring and summer only served to reinforce his despair, but in late summer the changing circumstances of war presented a once-in-a-war opportunity for a French armada to
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ebook, 400 pages
Published April 16th 2010 by International Marine Publishing
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Keith Parrish
This is a book written for laymen describing the actions of the last three years of the Revolutionary War. During this time, the French finally came to the aid of the American cause, providing George Washington's army the sea superiority it so desperately needed. Written on a very readable level and moving along quickly, it provides a good overview, although not a very deep one of the events leading to Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown and the absolutely crucial role played in the victory by th ...more
Dannysoms
The book is well researched but tries to tell too much too quickly. This Is a jumbled read that trips over names and dates. I did not enjoy it.
Marina
Good history of the war, especially around the Tidewater area. A bit ponderous at times like any accurate history but a good read.
Debbie
Where would the final battle be that won the war?
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