GEORGE WASHINGTON'S GREAT GAMBLE By James L. Nelson
The latest book by author and Maine Maritime Museum Education Coordinator Jim Nelson. This fast-paced work of maritime history, a follow-up to Nelson's Samuel Eliot Morison Award-winning George Washington's Secret Navy, tells the story of the Battle of the Capes, the naval battle that set the stage for the American victory at Yorktown in 1781. While the War for Independence has long been viewed as a land war, Nelson reveals the crucial role that naval power played in Washington's strategic thinking and in the American victory in the War for Independence. Hardcover. Signed by author!