- Published: New York : Harper, c2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Description: xii, 468 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Wadsworth, Peleg, -- 1748-1829 -- Fiction.
- Revere, Paul, -- 1735-1818 -- Fiction.
- Saltonstall, Dudley, -- 1738-1796 -- Fiction.
- Penobscot Expedition, 1779 -- Fiction.
- United States -- Fiction. -- History -- Campaigns -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Maine -- Fiction. -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- War stories.
- Historical fiction.
- Biographical fiction.
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The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: West Adult
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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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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