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  1.   Rabble in Arms   by Kenneth Roberts  The epic story of Captain Peter Merrill during the first two years of the American Revolution, of his romance with the lovely Ellen Phipps, and of the threat posed by the  suspicious  Marie de Sabrevois.  (more)

  1.   Rabble in Arms   by Kenneth Roberts

 The epic story of Captain Peter Merrill during the first two years of the American Revolution, of his romance with the lovely Ellen Phipps, and of the threat posed by the  suspicious  Marie de Sabrevois.  (more)

2.   Drums Along the Mohawk   by Walter D. Edmonds The troubled tale of Gil Martin and his newlywed Lana after they venture out to their pioneer home by the Mohawk River in Upstate New York.  (more)  

2.   Drums Along the Mohawk   by Walter D. Edmonds

The troubled tale of Gil Martin and his newlywed Lana after they venture out to their pioneer home by the Mohawk River in Upstate New York.  (more)

 

3.   Rise to Rebellion    by  Jeff Shaara The reader is taken from the initial protests that formed the Cause of Liberty, through to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and onto a united effort to overthrow one of the world’s greatest military powers. (more)  

3.   Rise to Rebellion    by  Jeff Shaara

The reader is taken from the initial protests that formed the Cause of Liberty, through to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and onto a united effort to overthrow one of the world’s greatest military powers. (more)

 

4.    April Morning    by Howard Fast     Fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper comes of age on the grueling first day of the War for Independence. He is shot at and sees friends die as he marches with minutemen at Lexington, Concord and the deadly British retreat back to Boston.  (more)

4.    April Morning    by Howard Fast

 

 

Fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper comes of age on the grueling first day of the War for Independence. He is shot at and sees friends die as he marches with minutemen at Lexington, Concord and the deadly British retreat back to Boston.  (more)

5.   Johnny Tremain    by Esther Forbes It is Boston of 1773 and 14-year-old Johnny has little interest in or knowledge of the political turmoil that rages  around  him. (more)

5.   Johnny Tremain    by Esther Forbes

It is Boston of 1773 and 14-year-old Johnny has little interest in or knowledge of the political turmoil that rages  around  him. (more)

6.   My Brother Sam is Dead  by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier          Spoiler Alert! Sam dies! Are you peace-centered? Have you opted out of war? Have you taken a stand against systemic hatred? (more)

6.   My Brother Sam is Dead  by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

 

       Spoiler Alert! Sam dies! Are you peace-centered? Have you opted out of war? Have you taken a stand against systemic hatred? (more)

7.   Tim Curious   by Roddy Thorleifson In the wet and windy winter of early 1777, a 16-year-old carpenter’s apprentice named Tim Euston finds himself arrested  and  jailed.  (more)

7.   Tim Curious   by Roddy Thorleifson

In the wet and windy winter of early 1777, a 16-year-old carpenter’s apprentice named Tim Euston finds himself arrested  and  jailed. 

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8.   The Bastard   by John Jakes  After over two decades as a writer,  Jakes was thinking of giving up when he decided to make one more effort. This eight-volume series he embarked upon has since sold over 55 million copies. (more)

8.   The Bastard   by John Jakes

 After over two decades as a writer,  Jakes was thinking of giving up when he decided to make one more effort. This eight-volume series he embarked upon has since sold over 55 million copies. (more)

9.   Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution   by Jerome Charyn A sad, sordid and humorous story of an educated young man who was raised in a brothel. Johnny lost an eye while he was with Benedict Arnold’s 1775 expedition to Quebec, and later becomes a double agent for Washington in New York City. (more)

9.   Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution   by Jerome Charyn

A sad, sordid and humorous story of an educated young man who was raised in a brothel. Johnny lost an eye while he was with Benedict Arnold’s 1775 expedition to Quebec, and later becomes a double agent for Washington in New York City. (more)

10.   Cast two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South   by Ann Rinaldi “Cast two Shadows,” is a Southern expression for a mixed-race child who shows valuable traits gained from each race. (more)

10.   Cast two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South   by Ann Rinaldi

“Cast two Shadows,” is a Southern expression for a mixed-race child who shows valuable traits gained from each race. (more)

Commentary:

Worth reading ten times.

Thank you for such a nice set of reviews. I was fired up to read all ten and, except for Johnny One-Eye, it’s been wonderful month. The fourth of July will be so much more meaningful this year now that I know what it’s really all about.  (more)