The Penobscot Expedition is an extraordinary story, one that has fascinated the author for years, and will now fascinate his readers.
Summer 1779, a British force of fewer than one thousand Scottish infantry were sent to build a garrison in the State of Maine. The war of Independence was in its third year and no other British troops stood between Canada and New York.
The State of Massachusetts was determined to expel the British, but when they sent a fleet of forty vessels to ‘captivate, kill and destroy‘ they underestimated their enemies, calm in battle and ready for victory.
Told from both sides of the battle, the main characters are all real figures from history. Based on diaries, letters and court transcripts, we meet many of the war’s greatest heroes, including Paul Revere and John Moore, each of whom become famous subjects of war poetry.
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Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
‘This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution’ The Sun
'Great action scenes, rich in period detail, are underpinned by a feeling for the passions that shaped the Britain we know today' Sunday Telegraph
‘Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily MailAbout the Author:
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.
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Book Description U.K / HarperCollins, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Set around 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. This is a 1st edition hardback with its dustjacket in new condition. (464 pages). Bookseller Inventory # 5755
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, LONDON, UK, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE TIGHT FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT HARDBACK COPY OF THE FORT BY BERNARD CORNWELL,WHICH BERNARD HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED TO THE TITLE PAGE. BOOK IS IN A PROTECTIVE CLEAR ACETATE COVER, ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001201
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