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George Washington at War - 1776 Paperback – November 8, 2015
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About the Author
John Koopman III was born and raised in the Boston area. His passion for military history began at an early age. He became involved in Revolutionary War re-enacting in 1998 and since 2006 has been portraying General Washington at reenactments in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia. He has also portrayed Washington in documentaries shown at state and national parks, on television, and for national theatrical release, including the Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitors Center film (2013), The American Revolution (television – for the American Heroes Channel, 2014), and America (in theaters, 2014). He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Elizabeth, and his horse, Abishai, whom he often rides at reenactments. He works as a technician for an alternative energy company. Website: www.johnkoopmaniii.com
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George Washington at War, 1776
A mixture of fact with in-sites gained from an excellent horseman. The author has portrayed George Washington for several years both in reenactments in towns and cities and in several documentaries.
In Red Badge of Courage is a depiction of a soldier charging where he explains how time seems to expand. In a like manner of immediacy, when Washington is escaping from his pursuers, you can feel the saddle under you and hear the leather moving.
As a history buff myself, I found the visualizing of the varied scenes of battle clearer than if I had been there. The book “Diary of an early American Farm Boy” takes a real diary and expands on it. Hear facts from a pension appeal are laid out as the base and expanded in a like manner while also being original.
Recommended reading for history buffs and in particular those that have visited the sites depicted in the book.