The fort: a novel of the Revolutionary War

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While the major fighting of the war moves to the south in the summer of 1779, a British force of fewer than a thousand Scottish infantry, backed by three sloops-of-war, sails to the desolate and fog-bound coast of New England. Establishing a garrison and naval base at Penobscot Bay, in the eastern province of Massachusetts that would become Maine, the Scots-the only British troops between Canada and New York-harry rebel privateers and give shelter to American loyalists.In response, Massachusetts sends a fleet of more than forty vessels and some one thousand infantrymen to ";captivate, kill or destroy"; the foreign invaders. Second in command is Peleg Wadsworth, a veteran of the battles at Lexington and Long Island, once aide to General Washington, and a man who sees clearly what must be done to expel the invaders.But ineptitude and irresolution lead to a mortifying defeat-and have stunning repercussions for two men on opposite sides: an untested eighteen-year-old Scottish lieutenant named John Moore, who will begin an illustrious military career; and a Boston silversmith and patriot named Paul Revere, who will face court-martial for disobedience and cowardice.Grounded firmly in history, inimitably told in Cornwell's thrilling narrative style, The Fort is the extraordinary novel of this fascinating clash between a superpower and a nation in the making.
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, American, Historical fiction, American, Maine -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction, Penobscot Expedition, 1779 -- Fiction, Revere, Paul, -- 1735-1818 -- Fiction, Saltonstall, Dudley, -- 1738-1796 -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns -- Fiction, Wadsworth, Peleg, -- 1748-1829 -- Fiction, War stories, American
title_display The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War
title_full The Fort, The Fort A Novel of the Revolutionary War, The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War / Bernard Cornwell
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title_sub a novel of the Revolutionary War
topic_facet Biographical fiction, American, Campaigns, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Literature, Penobscot Expedition, 1779, Revere, Paul, Saltonstall, Dudley, Wadsworth, Peleg, War stories, American