In The Hurricane's Eye
"In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown." By Nathaniel Philbrick. ISBN 978-0-14-311145-0. Copyright 2019. Softcover with 384 pages.
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.