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Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution Paperback – August 1, 2001
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Grade 4-7-- A novel about a little-known event in American history--the great cannon trek of 1775. Colonel Henry Knox conceived a plan to take desperately needed cannons and ammunition from New York's Fort Ticonderoga to Boston where rebel forces feared that a British attack was imminent. The huge, ungainly guns had to be moved during the winter over hundreds of miles of mountainous wilderness. The bulk of this book re-creates that arduous journey to and from the fort. Despite its pedestrian title and uninspired cover art, this is a fast paced, well-told adventure story. Dialogue among the characters sounds authentic and never forced. Will Knox, the colonel's 19-year-old brother, goes along on the trek and provides a character with whom readers can readily identify. Satisfying historical fiction that deserves a place on library shelves for its clear telling of an important but obscure chapter in American history. --Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book is written as an adventure story for young readers, and young readers, as well as senior citizens like me, will enjoy the story. It keeps your interest very well, and since it is a true story of victory, the ending is great. I can't wait to pass it on to my great-nephew and great-nieces. They'll love it, too.
This is a great book I enjoyed reading it a lot.
It's very exiting and very well told.
It tells true the story of how Henry Knox and his brother Will Knox go through the mountains and many hardships to transport cannons, mortars and other supplies from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge for General Washington .
I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it.
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Guns for General Washington is a climactic adventure strictly based on true events that helped the colonies win the Revolution.Read more