“Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Right here he seeks to lift the naval battles among the French and British to a significant position within the historical past of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously.”–The New York Occasions Guide Review

The exciting tale of the 12 months that received the Innovative Warfare from the New York Times bestselling creator of In the Middle of the Sea and Mayflower.

In the concluding quantity of his acclaimed American Revolution collection, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the exciting tale of the 12 months that received the Innovative Warfare. In the autumn of 1780, after 5 irritating years of Warfare, George Washington had come to understand that the one method to defeat the British Empire used to be with the assistance of the French military. However coordinating his military’s actions with the ones of a fleet of warships primarily based hundreds of miles away used to be subsequent to unattainable. After which, on September 5, 1781, the unattainable came about. Identified as of late as one of the necessary naval engagements within the historical past of the arena, the Struggle of the Chesapeake—fought with no unmarried American send—made the next victory of the American citizens at Yorktown a digital inevitability. A riveting and extensive-ranging tale, filled with dramatic, surprising turns, In the Storm’s Eye finds that the destiny of the American Revolution depended, in any case, on Washington and the ocean.