Nathaniel Philbrick – In The Hurricane’s Eye: George Washington and The Victory at Yorktown
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 4:30pm
Nathaniel Philbrick New York Times Best-Selling Author
Auditorium sold out. Simulcast tickets available | $15
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; Away Off Shore; and Second Wind. In his most recent book, In The Hurricane’s Eye, Philbrick tells the story of the remarkable year leading up to the siege of Yorktown. In a narrative that moves from the ship-crowded waters off Newport, Rhode Island, to a wooded hillside near North Carolina’s Guilford Courthouse, to the Dutch storehouses on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, Philbrick narrates the pivotal naval battle that brought the end of America’s long, elusive path to independence. It was an improbable triumph made possible by Washington’s brilliant strategy, leadership, and revolutionary use of sea power.
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