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Prelude to Glory: By the Dawn's Early Light [NOOK Book]

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The Americans had stunned the world by winning their independence from the mightiest military power on earth and creating a startling new constitution that vested ultimate power in the common man. No one had anticipated that, by the 1790s, the giants of the world - England, France, Spain, and Russia - would again be caught up in war, with the United States trapped in the middle. British Canada to the north, hostile American Indians to the west, Spain and pirates to the south, and British ships in the Atlantic all...
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Overview

The Americans had stunned the world by winning their independence from the mightiest military power on earth and creating a startling new constitution that vested ultimate power in the common man. No one had anticipated that, by the 1790s, the giants of the world - England, France, Spain, and Russia - would again be caught up in war, with the United States trapped in the middle. British Canada to the north, hostile American Indians to the west, Spain and pirates to the south, and British ships in the Atlantic all loomed menacingly on the new country's horizon. Too soon, the Americans had to stand and fight or accept the role of a weakling in the family of nations. When President James Madison declared war against England in June 1812, the British had 600 warships and over 200,000 men in uniform, while America had 16 warships and only 12,000 men at arms. This historical novel reads like a modern David and Goliath story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606419212
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Company
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: Prelude to Glory
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 922,170
  • File size: 2 MB

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    Posted July 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    Compelling Reading

    This is fascinating reading about true events in history. I had no idea until I read Ron Carters series that the Revolutionary War could hold my interest in a feverish vice. I learned about muskets, Pennsylvania Long Rifles, and canons, ships and their workings, the evolution of our government and so much more in a way all should learn it. I learned about the minds of Generals, Admirals, and found myself applying their thoughts to aspects of my own life. My emotions were deeply stirred from the dreadful conditions of the soldiers who fought hungry, half frozen, and dressed in rags for the priviledges we now enjoy. And they did it without pay. I wanted to run back in time through the pages of the book to feed those poor sickly men, and throw a blanket over their shoulders. Yet there were heartwarming and inspiring moments also. Being a little suspicious of accuracy in the first volume, I consistantly checked with the Library of Congress to see if the dates, characters and events were actual and they were. A wonderful way to become acquainted with the personalities of our forefathers, enter their tents and drop in on their war counsels.

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