The Cannon of Courage: Gabriel Cooper & the Noble Train of Artillery

The Cannon of Courage: Gabriel Cooper & the Noble Train of Artillery

by Chris Stevenson

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As the Winter of 1775 approaches, the British have taken up residence in Boston. The fledgling Continental Army appears powerless to drive the redcoats back to England. Young Gabriel Cooper, a new aide-de-camp to General Washington, is learning the rigors of army life when he is called upon to journey with Henry Knox to retrieve Fort Ticonderoga's cannon. Nearly sixty cannons must be sledded through New England's winter wilderness back to Cambridge. The journey, filled with challenges, will be a daring trek across hundreds of miles to retrieve the one thing that can drive the British from Boston: a cannon! Peppered with historic personality, Cannon of Courage weaves fact with adventure to tell this remarkable story of American military achievement.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162955146
Publisher: Knox Press
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 842,197
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Chris Stevenson spent his childhood in a small town in rural Indiana. Throughout high school, college, and then law school, he thought history was boring, nothing but a bunch of dates to memorize in order to pass a test. Not until later in life did he find the joy of history. Chris began reading or listening to almost every nonfiction book he could find on the Revolution. Characters such as Washington, Knox, Greene, Lee, Arnold, and many more came to life. Stevenson learned why Washington crossed the Delaware, instead of just when he crossed. With five boys at home, likely doomed to repeat their father’s same disdain for memorizing historical dates, Stevenson set out to convey these amazing Revolutionary characters, and their ability to take on the world’s most powerful empire, in the form of a middle-grade historical fiction book. Armed with his knowledge of the period and the writing skills acquired from his legal profession, Stevenson wrote The Drum of Destiny and now Cannon of Courage.

Stevenson’s own destiny has taken him all over the map, literally. After graduating from Purdue University’s flight program, Chris went to work for a cargo company flying Boeing 727s all over North America. Next came law school at Indiana University, where writing became central to Stevenson’s life. Chris now practices law in Indianapolis when he’s not writing Gabriel Cooper books.

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