Newt Gingrich, yes THAT Newt Gingrich - the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, is back with his eighth novel of American history. In Victory at Yorktown, Gingrich narrates the compelling and dramatic story of General Washington's dangerous and audacious decision to move the Continental Army secretly from new Jersey and New York to Pennsylvania to surprise the Loyalist Army at Yorktown.
We all know the story from history; Washington's army is victorious in the bitter victory for American independence. However, Gingrich and co-author William R. Forstchen include not just the basics but also the intriguing details. In order to move an army secretly General Washington relied on master spy Peter Wellsley and the French Army to neutralize suspicious Loyalists along the way. Presented as a first person narrative, the actions in Victory at Yorktown, though historically accurate, are sure to keep you glued to the page.
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Victory at Yorktown: a Novel by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen.
368 pages, Adult Non-Fiction