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Victory at Yorktown

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by Newt Gingrich
 

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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

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Victory at Yorktown: A Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ChadwickCT More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the seventh book I've read by these authors, and it is by far their weakest offering to date. Their Civil War books are uniformly interesting. The first book of this trilogy is average, but the second is extremely good and is the best of the seven works I've read. I therefore had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, this book really reads as if it was banged out while the authors were focused elsewhere. The writing is truly pedestrian and the authors repeat (over and over) facts and insights many times, omit critical and fascinating elements of the real story, and include a number of "facts" of dubious correctness. It is truly a sophomoric effort and a disappointing conclusion to any otherwise worthy story.
Vintage-Rider More than 1 year ago
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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Very good book, well written and highly recommended!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While keeping a tight line on the historical facts surround this critical time in US history, the latest by this wonderful hisotrical novel team falls short of the mark when compared to its predecessors, "To Try Men's Souls" and "Valley Forge". The Revolution is at a critical stage and success or failure is in the hands of the country's French allies and the French fleet. The revolutionary army and the French army march out, unsure of the support of the fleet and in fact, the very outcome of the revolution. It is a suspense-filled, intelligent read but has the feel of being thrown togethr quickly to follow-up on prior successes and ends "not with a bang, but a whimper".
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slipshod, kindly