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The Book Valiant Ambition
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-05-10
Genre History
Pages 448
ISBN 9780698153233
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. "May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.” —Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction." —Wall Street Journal In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington’s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters.


The Book Valiant Ambition
The Author Instaread
The Publisher Instaread Summaries
Release Date2016-06-16
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 39
ISBN 9781683783527
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick | Summary & Analysis Preview: Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution focuses on the treachery of Benedict Arnold as it plays out against the wider panorama of the American Revolution. Benedict Arnold was a courageous officer who was responsible for a number of crucial American victories during the Revolution. His brilliant conduct of the Battle of Valcour Island at Lake Champlain in 1776 delayed British forces and prevented them from reaching the Hudson River valley. Had the British succeeded, they might have separated New England from the rest of the colonies and quickly ended the war. Arnold also managed the American victory at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, which helped ensure the defeat of British General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga in upstate New York. That battle, in turn, encouraged the French to enter the war, which made the ultimate American victory possible… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Valiant Ambition: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


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Release Date2018-08-18
Genre Study Aids
Pages 25
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The Author Instaread Summaries
The Publisher Idreambooks
Release Date2016-06-15
Genre History
Pages 30
ISBN 1683783433
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Alexander Hamilton s Revolution
The Author Phillip Thomas Tucker
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2017-08-22
Genre History
Pages 376
ISBN 9781510716605
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Despite his less-than-promising beginnings as the only key Founding Father not born and raised on American soil, Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. His notoriety has rested almost entirely on his role as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration, yet few realize that Washington and Hamilton's bond was forged during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton's Revolution is the first book to explore Hamilton's critical role during the battle for independence. New information presents a little-known and underpublished aspect of Hamilton's life: that he was not only Washington's favorite staff officer, but also his right-hand man for most of the Revolution, serving as Chief of Staff from 1777 to early 1781. While he found this position rewarding, Hamilton continually asked Washington for a field command. Hamilton's wish was granted at the decisive battle of Yorktown, where his Infantry Battalion charged on the defensive bastion on Cornwallis's left flank. Hamilton's capture of this position, while French forced captured the adjacent position, sealed Cornwallis's fate and forced his surrender and ultimate colonial victory. The entire patriotic cause benefited immeasurably from the advice and strategies provided to Washington by his youngest staff officer, Alexander Hamilton. Now, those critical contributions are brought to light in Hamilton's Revolution.


The Book Second Wind
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2018-03-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 240
ISBN 9780525503835
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A charming memoir of midlife by the bestselling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, recounting his attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at twenty-two. “There had been something elemental and all consuming about a Sunfish. Nothing could compare to the exhilaration of a close race in a real blow—the wind howling and spray flying as my Sunfish and I punched through the waves to the finish.” In the spring of 1992, Nat Philbrick was in his late thirties, living with his family on Nantucket, feeling stranded and longing for that thrill of victory he once felt after winning a national sailing championship in his youth. Was it a midlife crisis? It was certainly a watershed for the journalist-turned-stay-at-home dad, who impulsively decided to throw his hat into the ring, or water, again. With the bemused approval of his wife and children, Philbrick used the off-season on the island as his solitary training ground, sailing his tiny Sunfish to its remotest corners, experiencing the haunting beauty of its tidal creeks, inlets, and wave-battered sandbars. On ponds, bays, rivers, and finally at the championship on a lake in the heartland of America, he sailed through storms and memories, racing for the prize, but finding something unexpected about himself instead.


The Book Arab Jazz
The Author Karim Miské
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2016-06-09
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044536263
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ahmed zit een thriller te lezen op zijn balkon in Parijs als er een bloeddruppel op zijn djellaba valt. Op het balkon boven hem steekt het been uit van zijn bovenbuurvrouw, de stewardess Laura. Als Laura op gruwelijke wijze vermoord blijkt, realiseert Ahmed zich twee dingen. Eén: ze hield van hem en hij had ook van haar kunnen houden. Twee: hij is de enige die de sleutel heeft van haar flat. De verdenking zal dus snel op hem vallen. Er zit maar één ding op: Ahmed moet deze moord zelf proberen op te lossen. Karim Miské schakelt naadloos tussen de broeierige straten van multicultureel Parijs en de synagogen van New York om de waarheid achter een afschrikwekkende misdaad te achterhalen.


The Book In the Hurricane s Eye
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2018-10-16
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780698153226
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake--fought without a single American ship--made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea.


The Book The Economist
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1854
Genre Economic history
Pages
ISBN SRLF:D0003588464
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book In the Heart of the Sea
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2001-05-01
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 1101221577
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.


The Book The New Monthly Magazine
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1861
Genre
Pages
ISBN OSU:32435056336290
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book New Monthly Magazine
The Author Thomas Campbell
The Publisher
Release Date1861
Genre
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015027519837
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De wintervesting
The Author Neal Bascomb
The Publisher
Release Date2017-01-09
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9048833353
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ooievaarsberg
The Author Miroslav Penkov
The Publisher Bezige Bij b.v., Uitgeverij De
Release Date2017-08-18
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789023455479
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een jonge Bulgaarse migrant keert vanuit Amerika terug naar zijn geboorteland om op zoek te gaan naar zijn grootvader. Drie jaar eerder verbrak de grootvader plotseling elke vorm van contact met zijn familie. De jongen trekt naar het Strandjagebergte, op de grens tussen Bulgarije en Turkije. Een mysterieuze plek, waar zwarte ooievaars nesten bouwen in oude eikenbomen en waar elk voorjaar mannen en vrouwen, bezeten door christelijke heiligen, blootsvoets op kolen dansen. In deze bergen vindt de jongen zijn grootvader en wordt hij verliefd op een onbereikbaar moslimmeisje. Lang verzwegen gebeurtenissen komen aan het licht en oude conflicten worden nieuw leven ingeblazen.


The Book History of Gage County Nebraska
The Author Hugh Jackson Dobbs
The Publisher
Release Date1918
Genre Gage County (Neb.)
Pages 1096
ISBN NYPL:33433081785945
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Re making Society
The Author T. Ruanni F. Tupas
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Language and culture
Pages 262
ISBN STANFORD:36105131980950
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Guidebook to the Biblical Literature
The Author John Franklin Genung
The Publisher
Release Date1919
Genre Bible as literature
Pages 15
ISBN MSU:31293500224427
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Avocations
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1938
Genre Collectors and collecting
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105016653680
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Away Off Shore
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2011-04-26
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9781101528549
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from a New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition “For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker In his first book of history, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm, quaint local traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket in this comprehensive history. From the English settlers who thought they were purchasing a “Native American ghost town” but actually found a fully realized society, through the rise and fall of the then thriving whaling industry, the story of Nantucket is a truly unique chapter of American history.


The Book The Sikh Sword to Power
The Author Surinder Singh Johar
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Punjab (India)
Pages 209
ISBN UOM:39015052356741
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: History of the Sikhs; covers the period, 1700-1800.