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After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence (Westholme Publishing) is the story of the men who kept fighting. The popular myth is that heroic, patriotic Americans under George Washington defeated the British at Yorktown, the Revolution was over, and Americans were exceptional.
But Yorktown was more a French victory than an American one. It meant the defeat of one British army, but not the British. Washington, George III, and their allies vowed to fight on. And that fighting—which expanded after the French entered the war in 1778—now spanned the world, from Hudson Bay to South America, Cape Town to Arkansas, Gibraltar to Schenectady.
Ultimately, After Yorktown is the story of people—not patriots:
Finally, it asks the question we face today: How do you end a war that doesn't want to end?
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