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The sleeper history hit of 2008, released in paperback to coincide with the heart of hurricane season On September 2, 1775, the eighth deadliest Atlantic hurricane of all time landed on American shores. Over the next days, it would race up the East Coast, striking all of the important colonial capitols and killing more than four thousand people. In an era when hurricanes were viewed as omens from God, what this storm signified to the colonists about the justness of their cause would yield unexpected results. Drawing on ordinary individuals and well-known founders like Washington and Franklin, Tony Williams paints a stunning picture of life at the dawn of the American Revolution, and of the weighty choice people faced at that deciding moment. Hurricane of Independencebrings to life an incredible time when the forces of nature and the forces of history joined together to produce courageous stories of sacrifice, strength, and survival.
Table of Contents
|Author to Reader||p. ix|
|Prologue: The Storm of Revolution||p. xv|
|Tempest Brewing||p. 1|
|Impending Doom on the Outer Banks||p. 7|
|First Strike: The Hurricane of Independence Roars Ashore||p. 19|
|Norfolk: An Attack on Both Sides||p. 29|
|Tobacco and Gunpowder||p. 51|
|Landon Carter: Diarist and Planter-Philosopher of the Northern Neck||p. 61|
|The Streets of Annapolis||p. 73|
|Lightning and Enlightenment||p. 87|
|The Colonies Unite in Philadelphia Against British Tyranny||p. 103|
|The Radical, the President, and the General in Philadelphia||p. 119|
|Striking the Second Continental Congress||p. 131|
|The Heroic Collegian: Hamilton in New York||p. 137|
|Whither the Hurricane of Independence?||p. 161|
|War Erupts||p. 171|
|General Washington Battles the British and the Weather||p. 189|
|Fishing for Cod during the Summer in Newfoundland||p. 207|
|The Hurricane||p. 223|
|Epilogue: The Providential American Victory||p. 239|
|Author Interview with Tony Williams||p. 293|
|About the Author||p. 297|
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