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  • Published: New York : Harper, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: xii, 468 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780061969638
  • 006196963X

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The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War

by Cornwell, Bernard.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, West Adult

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After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.

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Here's A Battle That You've Never Heard About

The Revolutionary War had many critical battles that were hard fought, at incredible expense of blood and treasure, but they remain relatively unknown. The Battle of Fort George was one of those. Bernard Cornwell brings the Battle of Fort George to a very personal level. He shows us the personality and character of many of the men who fought there on both sides with lots of blood and guts as well.

The fighting courage of the officers and men on each side is clearly drawn, and so are each of those men's follies and personal failings. In particular, his depiction of the well known war hero, Paul Revere, will surely make readers reconsider Revere's place in our history.

As usual, Cornwell's descriptions of the strategy and tactics of the battle are fascinating. He paints the battlefield with very detailed descriptions of hand to hand fighting of the grimmest sort. This novel puts the reader right on the battlefield

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