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Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I purchased this book for my grandson and decided to read for myself. This was very enjoyable, informative and kept my interesting. A great tool to teach the younger ones about the sacrifices made by our ancestors fighting for the cause of liberty and freedom. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    great way to learn history

    It is the winter of 1775-1776, and nineteen-year-old Will Knox is bored with life in General George Washington's Continental army. Because of the weather, the fighting between the Patriots, encamped at Cambridge, MA, and General Howe's redcoats, ensconced in Boston, is at a standstill. And worse yet, the Americans have no artillery with which to attack the British or defend themselves. However, Will has an older brother, Col. Henry Knox, who conceives a daring plan to move 183 cannons from Ft. Ticonderoga, which had been captured from the British by Ethan Allen and Gen. Benedict Arnold, in upper New York, over 300 miles of mountainous wilderness to defend the beseiged city of Boston, all the while General Howe is gathering reinforcements and rumors of a British offensive abound. Of course, all of Washington's other officers think that the plan is ridiculous. Will it work, and will they make it in time? This marvellous and exciting book by Seymour Reit, author of the monumental Guns Along the Mohawk and creator of Caspar the Friendly Ghost, provides a slightly fictionalized narrative of a true story which relies heavily on first person accounts. The events chronicled in the book led to the battle of Dorchester Heights, one of the early Colonial victories in the American War for Independence. This is the way to learn history! Anyone who is studying the American Revolution or just interested in the subject ought to read this book, which is part of the "Great Episodes Series." The word "Lord" is used once or twice as an interjection, but otherwise there is little objectionable.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    This Book

    This is the most boring un interesting awful book I have ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2008

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    This book is the most boring, hard to understand book EVER!!! It might have been better if I actually got the consept of it! It is like I read the words but could not process them in my head. Please Don't read this if you want books that make sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2005

    Fantastic Book

    I thought this short book had a big impact in the American revolution to me it had given me a head start about the American revolution.It showed me how people of 1775 handled the big hectic problem in the American revolution.

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