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Posted November 19, 2012
Victory at Yorktown is a dynamic portrayal of war, friendship an
Victory at Yorktown is a dynamic portrayal of war, friendship and heroism intertwined with one of, if not the most important moments in the Revolutionary War. Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen have produced another successful rendition of George Washington and other fascinating characters in this latest installment of their Revolutionary War series.
This is a must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction, but it is also enjoyable for those- like me- who do not typically read this genre. Gingrich may be better known for his political career than his writing one, so readers may be pleasantly surprised at how entertaining and engaging he is as a writer of fiction.
The authors seamlessly pull together the historical, political and personal to create an enjoyable tale reminding us of the difficulties our forefathers went through to give us freedom, and just how easily the outcome could have been different.
Victory at Yorktown is full of fascinating scenes, like General Cornwallis agonizing over his military losses as well as lack of support from the British military system in the colonies. It is a look at and portrayal of a man one rarely if ever gets to see at a personal level.
Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction, the Revolutionary War or is looking for an “insider’s” take on the conflict that won us our freedoms.
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Posted November 20, 2012
Learning history in school was the description an accumulation o
Learning history in school was the description an accumulation of events. Books such as ‘To Try Men’s Souls,’ ‘Valley Forge,’ and now, ‘Victory at Yorktown’ put you directly into the passion, the conviction and the motivation George Washington and the Founding Fathers lived by in order to achieve freedom. There is no better way to truly experience what went into the founding of this great nation than to read this book.
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Posted December 26, 2012
Top Review for Military History Buffs
This is a very readable well-constructed novel, but with exciting observations about how the last year of the American Revelution took place. Although I read many books on this war, I learned a lot about the why's and how's of the last year.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2013
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