A conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book IN THE HURRICANE’S EYE. The book chronicles the remarkable year leading up to the siege of Yorktown, the battle that ultimately broke a years-long stalemate with the British and earned America her freedom. A narrative filled with historically misunderstood naval engagements such as the Battle of the Chesapeake, which was fought without a single American soldier, and unsung heroes lost to history like Spain’s Francisco Saavedra, who provided the French with both money and ships, IN THE HURRICANE’S EYE also highlights Washington’s underappreciated naval cunning and his fraught relationship with French leaders. The result is a surprising, thrillingly told, and revelatory conclusion to his groundbreaking series reinterpreting the American Revolution.
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