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Focusing primarily on events between June and December 1776, this installment in the series follows Billy Weems (friend of Matthew Dunson from ...
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Focusing primarily on events between June and December 1776, this installment in the series follows Billy Weems (friend of Matthew Dunson from volume 1) to the battlefields in the New York area, where General George Washington commands the Continental army. Early on, Billy meets and befriends Eli Stroud, a white man raised by Iroquois Indians, who lends his unusual talents to the Revolutionary cause. But as events unfold, the Americans' situation looks more and more bleak. A series of engagements with the enemy leaves the colonial soldiers pummeled and staggering, driven to disastrous retreat again and again. By December 1776, the war for independence seems all but lost. Nevertheless, determination and hope remain alive, along with a powerful sense that divine providence is watching over the Americans.
As with the previous volume, author Ron Carter re-creates these historic episodes in such a way as to transport you back in time. Along with fascinating fictional characters, he provides engaging portraits of such luminaries as George Washington, Nathan Hale, and intrepid John Glover. Through this powerful story, you will come to appreciate the fortitude it took for the Patriots to stand firm and resolute during these times that tried men's souls.
About the Author:
Ron Carter graduated from Brigham Young University and attended law school at George Washington University and the University of Utah. He retired as research and writing director for the Superior Court system in Los Angeles County, California, in 1999. To date, his books include volumes 1 through 7 of the "Prelude to Glory" series (volume 7 is soon to release in July of 2003), the humorous "Settlement" series, and The Clearwater Union War". He and his wife, LaRae, live in Park City, Utah, and have nine Children.
Posted November 6, 2008
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