The Fort

The Fort

A Novel of the Revolutionary War

Book - 2010
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After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780061969638
006196963X
Characteristics: xii, 468 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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wongsokguan
Oct 31, 2016

Bernard Cornwall knows how to make history come alive. The characters have feelings and emotions that make me feel that I'm an observer of the time period.

The historical notes said that Paul Revere was rumored as having "unsoldierlike" behavior tending toward cowardice, a difficult man. He was quarrelsome, exceedingly touchy about his own reputation, and prone to pick fights with anyone who criticized him.

Henry Longfellow glamorized Paul Revere's ride, although Revere was not the only one that rode to spread that the British were coming. Paul Revere didn't complete the mission. He was captured by the British.

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jenzbooks
Jun 07, 2012

This is a fantastic new perspective on the Revolutionary War in America! I was surprised Corn well did an expose of Paul Revere as a capricious, insubordinate, cowardly man who wasn’t the ONLY one to warn about the British coming. The British actually come across as neutral and somewhat heroic. I found it absorbing, well-portrayed and full of details that made me really see the times.

EuSei Apr 30, 2011

As always, Cornwell hits it. Great Historical novel, lots of facts. If you love this country and its rich History, you will love this book. (Cornwell is British, and moved to the US to be with his American wife. He lives in Cape Cod and his library displays a huge American flag.)

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Lynxwyze
Apr 12, 2011

Bernard Cornwell is a FANSTASTIC author, but this book is not nearly up to his standard. I found it very difficult to follow because it was broken up into little sections following several different groups. And the characters were not interesting. Cornwell's Sharpe series (Napoleonic Era) and Arthurian trilogy are GREAT - try those instead.

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windcyclist
Apr 01, 2011

An American Revolution saga without the trype rebel purity. Cornwell presents a page-turner with the charcters well developed and factual. The flaws and merits of the American, Scot, and English patriot's all make for a highly recommended disaster unequled until Pearl Harbor.

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SEBoiko
Dec 29, 2012

That's the soldier's job General to sweep up the dung the politicans make.

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SEBoiko
Dec 21, 2012

Choose you this day whom you will serve?

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SEBoiko
Dec 21, 2012

Wer alles verteidigt, verteidigt nichts.

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SEBoiko
Dec 21, 2012

The Nor' easters have blown many a good man out of this world to the next.

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