Negro Fort [NOOK Book]

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Two slaves, Joe Cudjo and his wife Janie, run away from a Georgia plantation, taking a small boat down the river into Florida. There on the riverbank was the "Negro Fort," a stronghold of runaway slaves and renegade Indians.

At the fort, Joe becomes a soldier in its army. He and Janie begin a new life in a prosperous community of a thousand free blacks. But when an American ...
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Negro Fort

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Overview

Two slaves, Joe Cudjo and his wife Janie, run away from a Georgia plantation, taking a small boat down the river into Florida. There on the riverbank was the "Negro Fort," a stronghold of runaway slaves and renegade Indians.

At the fort, Joe becomes a soldier in its army. He and Janie begin a new life in a prosperous community of a thousand free blacks. But when an American invasion is mounted to destroy the fort, Joe and the others must fight to save their dream.

Based upon fact, NEGRO FORT is a story that has never been told.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Bestselling Author of Citizen Washington and The Lincoln Letter - William Martin
The best historical fiction tells you a tale from the past that shocks you, surprises you, and educates you to something you knew nothing about. Paul Allen's Negro Fort does all of that and more. It's so well written that it plays like a movie in your head, so filled with vivid characters that they'll haunt your dreams, so driven toward its climax that you cannot resist its momentum and will keep reading long after you'd planned to go to bed. You will read it quickly but remember it forever.
motion picture story editor and script consultant - Frances Doel
...Full of heart-stopping suspense and thrilling action-adventure.... Make no mistake - Paul Allen's novel is a page-turner that takes you over completely with its cinematic mix of unforgettable characters in a world of beauty and terror. You can no more put this down than you could walk out of "Sparatus," "Dances with Wolves" or "Braveheart."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016113616
  • Publisher: Paul Allen
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 609,941
  • File size: 816 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    The novel swept me back in history with a true and unknown story

    The novel swept me back in history with a true and unknown story. It is an adventure story, a romance, and a war story. The book creates a world that is brutal and beautiful. There is the love story of Joe and Janie, but also the story of the fort where runaway slaves with their Indian allies have a chance to live a good life in freedom, while slave catchers roam the forest and the Americans plot to destroy this legendary stronghold of hope for all the other runaways. The story is gritty and bloody at times but also tender, loving, beautifully written, evoking the time, place and people. It struck me that this novel is also perfect for a movie. It would be an epic. A big story, true, compelling, satisfying, thought provoking. I want to read this again someday.

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