Don Glickstein's After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence PDF

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By Don Glickstein

ISBN-10: 1594162336

ISBN-13: 9781594162336

ISBN-10: 1594162611

ISBN-13: 9781594162619

After the Humiliating Defeat at Yorktown in 1781, George III Vowed to maintain struggling with the Rebels and Their Allies world wide, preserving a brand new state within the Balance

Although most folk imagine the yankee Revolution ended with the British quit at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, it didn't. The warfare unfold worldwide, and exhausted males stored fighting—from the Arctic to Arkansas, from India and Ceylon to Schenectady and South America—while others worked to accomplish a last diplomatic resolution.

After Cornwallis’s unforeseen loss, George III vowed revenge, whereas Washington deliberate his subsequent crusade. Spain, which France had lured into the conflict, insisted there will be no peace with out seizing British-held Gibraltar. but the warfare had spun uncontrolled lengthy earlier than Yorktown. local american citizens and Loyalists persisted joint operations opposed to land-hungry insurgent settlers from long island to the Mississippi Valley. African American slaves sought freedom with the British. quickly, Britain seized the initiative back with a decisive naval victory within the Caribbean opposed to the Comte de Grasse, the French hero of Yorktown.

In After Yorktown: the ultimate fight for American Independence, Don Glickstein tells the engrossing tale of this doubtful and violent time, from the outstanding American and French luck in Virginia to the realization of the fighting—in India—and then to the final British squaddies leaving the US greater than years after Yorktown. Readers will find out about the people—their humor, frustration, fatigue, incredulity, concerns; their surprise on the savage terrorism both sides inflicted; and their shock at unforeseen grace and generosity. in keeping with a unprecedented variety of basic assets, the tale contains a interesting solid of characters: a French captain who destroyed a British buying and selling publish, yet left provides for Indians to aid them via a harsh wintry weather, an American Loyalist freeing a captured Spanish girl in hopes that his act of kindness will bring about a prisoner alternate, a local American chief stuck “between hells” of a fickle best friend and a grasping enemy, and the single common to give up to either George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. eventually, the writer asks the query we are facing this day: How do you finish a conflict that doesn’t are looking to end?

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