- File Size: 451 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Publication Date: August 20, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0090HZBW6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
1777: INVASION American Revolution Historical Thriller (Dark Days, Bright Hopes) Kindle Edition
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Mr. Dulaney is a skillful writer who creates both character and incident with a deft hand. For example, the heavy squall that overtakes the British fleet in the Bay is a fine example of both description and narrative, and the portrait of the British General Howe is delightfully vivid and well done. Mr. Dulaney has obviously done his research, as well, for the dialog is rich in both historical and geographical information without making the characters sound pedantic.
As a relatively short piece of historical fiction, this is top-notch. The pace is brisk, the details historically accurate, the characters sympathetic and well drawn, and the tension sustained throughout. In addition to the text, Mr. Dulaney provides a sort of annotated bibliography of sources for those whose interest in the topic goes deeper than reading historical novels. If historical fiction is your meat and the American Revolution an area of particular interest, you can't go wrong with this one.
It takes you on a journey that some of got just a touch of when we had History in school.
It adds people, places and events that happened and what so many on both sides lost.
It shows that war is not exciting in actuality but usually principal that men and women jump on the band wagon and dance but
leave others to do the work.
It held my interest and want to study history in a different way, I would highly recommend it.
“More than 265 vessels in the fleet struggled up the bay, tacking left and right again and again into the unfavorable winds….The shallow bay rose into a frenzy of choppy waves. The tall ships heaved and fell, wallowing from side to side….the lightning struck in continuous flashes. The booming thunder rolled ceaselessly, pounding ships and men.” Dulaney has done a fine job of incorporating his research into his text for a dramatic yet easy read. His descriptions are emotional as well as factual and include interesting information, such as the crippling effect of bad weather on the British troops, their horses and supplies; the differences in fighting styles between the traditional European battle formations of the British and the Patriots’ incorporation of guerilla tactics; the variety of old and contemporary munitions, and the diversity of the combatants’ uniforms.
The dialogue in 1777 is well-written and Dulaney’s characters are well-developed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the entire book hoping it would get "better" but it never really did. The author did use historical events to lend credence to his story
theme , but his... Read more
Couldn't finish, too banal. How could someone who had a career in intelligence not know that male and female twins are fraternal not identical. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Trivia Queen
Mostly facts and gravesites, etc. Not an easy read but a very informative one.Published 14 months ago by Frances Meservy
Probably historically accurate but sort of weak plot and story line.Published 14 months ago by Bill P
Interesting look at how it was during the American RevolutionPublished 15 months ago by Daytona Dave
Very interesting characters, holds your interest and remains true to the conflict. I recommendPublished 20 months ago by A Irwin
It a book I have to read for English so I wonder what a 5 star review will get mePublished 20 months ago by Christian Nickerson
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